Tasso di soggiorno: Cinque Terre’s new “city tax”

Perhaps you’ve been online trying to find accommodations for your stay in the Cinque Terre and you’ve noticed that people are mentioning a new tax for those staying in the area.  Like many popular Italian cities (Rome, Florence, Venice, etc.), the Cinque Terre villages are following suit and imposing a city tax on visitors staying here. Before you … Continue reading Tasso di soggiorno: Cinque Terre’s new “city tax”

Where to stay in the Cinque Terre? Take my quiz to find out!

Riomaggiore.  Manarola.  Corniglia. Vernazza.  Monterosso.  Five villages.  Five choices.  Let me help you decide which village in the Cinque Terre would be best for you.  Take my quiz to find out. Keep in mind that the villages of the Cinque Terre are VERY close to one another (from the 1st to 5th village it’s just … Continue reading Where to stay in the Cinque Terre? Take my quiz to find out!

What’s the deal with the Cinque Terre Card?

UPDATED IN 2017 TO REFLECT CURRENT RATES  The Cinque Terre Card is the Cinque Terre National Park’s effort to streamline the hiking pass and transport services all into one card (which helps to make things much more convenient for those visiting).  These cards allow the card holder unlimited train travel between the Cinque Terre villages (actually, even as far as the … Continue reading What’s the deal with the Cinque Terre Card?