Temporary closure of the Cinque Terre coastal trail (SVA) between Vernazza and Monterosso

Update, October 2017: Both sections of the SVA that were closed last month (between Monterosso and Vernazza and between Monterosso and Levanto) have reopened.  For info on trail status in the Cinque Terre, check out this post. Happy trails!  -Amy The coastal trail connecting the five villages of the Cinque Terre is currently closed between the … Continue reading Temporary closure of the Cinque Terre coastal trail (SVA) between Vernazza and Monterosso

Planning to be in the Cinque Terre in September? Don’t miss a great opportunity 

In my line of work, I’ve met hundreds (if not thousands) of visitors to the Cinque Terre. To be honest, most everyone is lovely (lucky me!). But every so often I’ll meet a traveler that I immediately click with and a friendship is born that lasts well beyond their time in the Cinque Terre. That’s … Continue reading Planning to be in the Cinque Terre in September? Don’t miss a great opportunity 

Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: September 2017

Aaaaaaaah! September is *finally* here. After a scorching summer I’m ready for at least a slight drop in the temperatures. If that happens, hiking will be a pleasure again!  With that in mind, here’s the September schedule for the Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions:  Keep in mind that if you’ve purchased a … Continue reading Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: September 2017

Take a detour on the “Terzo Binario” in Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore’s Sentiero del Terzo Binario was recently reopened to the public after years of closure due to landslide, sparking pleasure and nostalgia amongst locals.  This path, which is best for those able to climb steep stairs (definitely don’t attempt it with your luggage), clings to the cliffs above the sparkling Ligurian sea and offers glorious views. … Continue reading Take a detour on the “Terzo Binario” in Riomaggiore

One of my favorite annual events is happening on August 17th

Each Italian village, town and city has its own patron saint and dedicated religious festivities. These celebrations are a point of pride and tradition for locals and you’ll see both the young and old participating. For more details on local holidays and celebrations, check out my previous post here.  On August 17th you can witness … Continue reading One of my favorite annual events is happening on August 17th