Cinque Terre Insider

American expat insight into Italy's fabulous "Five Lands"

Hello, July! Below you’ll find the July 2018 schedule for the Cinque Terre guided tours & excursions. If you have the Cinque Terre Card you can join these tours and excursions for free. If you’d like to buy the Cinque Terre Card in advance you’ll want to check out my post on the subject here.  …

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Are you lucky enough to be in the Cinque Terre this weekend? If so, you won’t want to miss the San Giovanni Battista (St. John the Baptist) patron saint festivities in Riomaggiore and Monterosso. Here are their respective calendar of events: What you won’t want to miss: Riomaggiore’s religious procession at 9pm on Saturday, June …

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Yoga in the Cinque Terre? Yes, please! Yoga instructor Gabriele Musetti has been leading Ashtanga classes for residents of Riomaggiore for the past year. Starting next Tuesday classes will be open to visitors of the Cinque Terre as well. Classes are held at Riomaggiore’s castle on Tuesday mornings at 9am or at the village’s not-so-scenic …

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Are you planning to visit the Cinque Terre and wanting a guided tour or excursion? You’re in luck! The Cinque Terre Walking Park offers daily excursions (read: hikes) or tours of the villages themselves. If you have the Cinque Terre Card you can join in for free! If you don’t have the Cinque Terre Card …

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Due to a family emergency and an unexpected trip to the US, I have quite a few posts to publish to catch everyone up on the latest happenings in the Cinque Terre. Please bear with me! Below you will find the peak-season schedule for the Cinque Terre + Portovenere ferries. If you are planning on …

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In many places around the world, the holidays end with the passing of Christmas.  Not so in Italy, where the holiday period continues up until the Epiphany on January 6th.  The Epiphany is a Christian feast day (and national holiday in Italy) that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. There’s an Italian proverb …

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Today is November 2nd and the off-season in the Cinque Terre has officially arrived.  Locals are breathing a collective sigh of relief after working nonstop for the past 7+ months. The Cinque Terre Express (with trains every half hour and a flat-rate of €4 per ticket) is only in effect during the peak-season.  Starting in …

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