Cinque Terre Insider

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

Amy Inman, also known as Cinque Terre Insider for her comprehensive knowledge and travel blog on this tiny section of the Italian Riviera, debuts on the Discovery Channel

Heading to the Cinque Terre this September? Don’t miss the national park’s calendar for guided tours and hikes!

Starting at 6pm a level orange weather alert has been issued for the entirety of Liguria, the region in which the Cinque Terre villages are located. Meteorologists have forecasted thunderstorms and heavy rains. The alert lifts tomorrow, July 28, at 2pm. As this is a relatively serious alert, extra safety precautions within the Cinque Terre …

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Planning to be in the Cinque Terre this July? Check out the guided tours and excursions offered by the national park (with a nifty key and explanations). Enjoy!

Be in the know about upcoming events in the Cinque Terre by keeping an eye on this post

In the tiny village of Volastra in the Cinque Terre, a local twenty-year-old budding entrepreneur has a burning desire to unite two of the things that he loves most: cycling and a passion for his homeland. Luca Capellini’s new business, Italy Bike Resort, offers visitors the chance to get off the beaten path and high above the crowds on brand new, state-of-the-art e-bikes.

As pirates are a non-issue these days, Riomaggiore’s castle now offers a different kind of refuge for both villagers and visitors alike: a wellness hub with holistic massages, Reiki sessions, yoga classes and wine tastings. Sound divine? It is.