Updated Cinque Terre ferry schedule (valid from April 18 to June 5, 2015)

As promised, I’m here to post the latest schedule for the ferries between the Cinque Terre villages (minus Corniglia) and Portovenere.  They change these schedules a gazillion times during peak-season so I’ll be sure to keep making updates. For help on deciphering the very interesting Italian –> English translations regarding the pricing, I recommend having … Continue reading Updated Cinque Terre ferry schedule (valid from April 18 to June 5, 2015)

PARKING: A great alternative for those driving to the Cinque Terre

You may or may not know that arrival by car to the Cinque Terre can be a bit hairy and anything but convenient.  The roads are very narrow and winding, parking is extremely limited (due to the unique geography) and also quite expensive, and the historical centers of the villages are pedestrian-only. My advice?  Ditch … Continue reading PARKING: A great alternative for those driving to the Cinque Terre

SciaccheTrail: The success of a grass roots vision

On March 29, 2015, emotions ran high while 200 ultra trail runners raced through the Cinque Terre for the first ever SciaccheTrail marathon (which I talked about here).  The weather was absolutely perfect that Sunday;  after days of variable weather, the sun shining down on the runners seemed to denote Mother Nature’s approval. SciaccheTrail was a grass roots success.  Complimenti to … Continue reading SciaccheTrail: The success of a grass roots vision