Cinque Terre photography retreat + photo sessions: August/September 2019

My dear friend and professional photographer, Nicole O’Neil, will be returning to her beloved Cinque Terre the last week of August and the first two weeks of September 2019 (I’ve actually blogged about her in the past).  For travelers as well as fellow shutterbugs, Nicole has two unique and highly sought after opportunities on offer … Continue reading Cinque Terre photography retreat + photo sessions: August/September 2019

October’s “super storm” aftermath in Cinque Terre and Liguria

The last week of October was a difficult one for Liguria. Super strong winds gusting at 180km per hour (circa 110 miles per hour), pounding rain and rough seas with 8 meter swells (that’s a little over 24 feet) all took turns pummeling our region. Mother Nature not so subtly reminded us that she is … Continue reading October’s “super storm” aftermath in Cinque Terre and Liguria

Storm warning affecting Cinque Terre: October 11, 2018

On Thursday, October 11, a level orange storm warning has been announced between the hours of 6am and 6pm. The forecast calls for storms and heavy rain. In Italy, storm warnings are classified by a color code: green (no danger perceived), yellow (slight danger), orange (moderate danger) and red (extreme danger). After the devastating October … Continue reading Storm warning affecting Cinque Terre: October 11, 2018

Cinque Terre + Portovenere ferry schedule: October 1-27, 2018

As peak-season 2018 winds down, so do the ferries connecting the Cinque Terre and Portovenere. A limited schedule runs between October 1st and 27th. It’s highly likely that this schedule, or a very similar one, will extend to cover the dates up to and including November 1st (which is All Saints’ Day, a national holiday … Continue reading Cinque Terre + Portovenere ferry schedule: October 1-27, 2018