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

Travel Tip: How to pick up a SIM card for your phone in Italy 

Once upon a time when you visited a foreign country you kept in touch with friends and family back home with postcards and sporadic (and expensive) phone calls. Not so anymore, mobile phone plans (the majority of which are pay-as-you go and not bound by contract) in Italy are incredibly affordable. There’s a lot of competition … Continue reading Travel Tip: How to pick up a SIM card for your phone in Italy