Cinque Terre Insider meets the Discovery Channel

In October of 2017 I helped host an episode of Impossible Engineering (for those in the UK the series is called Impossible Railways) that focused in part on the Cinque Terre’s railway system. The episode was actually first shown on the Discovery Channel in 2018 but as it’s syndicated you can still find it airing. Here’s a preview (if you have a chance, definitely watch the full episode as this is just a snippet):

 

I hope you enjoy the show and my debut as a presenter!

a.k.a. Cinque Terre Insider

2019 Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Levanto, and La Spezia ferry schedule: April 20 to October 13, 2019

The peak-season schedule for the Cinque Terre ferries (including ferries to La Spezia, Portovenere and Levanto) has been released and will be in effect from April 20th to October 13th, 2019.

Ferry times written in white are confirmed 7 days a week (sea conditions permitting, of course). For times that are written in red on the schedule it’s important to read the key (located at the very bottom).  If there’s a red asterisk (star) it means the times written in red will take place from June 3rd to September 15th.  If instead there’s a red circle near the times written in red that means the stop will take place from April 20th through September 29th.

Would you like to know the rates for the ferries?  Check out my previous post on the subject (where I explain in detail how to decipher the price list) here.

What about the ferry times to and from Lerici?  The schedule which is valid from April 20th through September 29th can be found here.

Enjoy!

Amy

Monterosso’s June 2018 calendar of events

Monterosso’s ProLoco has come up with a rich schedule of events for June:

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To help you out, I’ve translated the schedule to English for you:


Saturday, June 2nd:

  • Guided visits to the Capuchin monastery from 10am to 5:30pm
  • Sacred music concert at 9:15pm at the village’s main church (San Giovanni Battista)

Sunday, June 3rd:

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  • Corpus Domini & Infiorata festivities, located in the historical center of the village throughout the day
  • ProLoco Flower Party at 10am along the seafront promenade in Fegina
  • Corpus Domini religious procession at 6pm in the historical center of the village

Monday, June 4th:

  • Piano bar (live music) at Piazza Fegina at 9:30pm

Monday, June 11th:

  • Piano bar (live music) at Piazza Fegina at 9:30pm

Saturday, June 16th:

  • Fried anchovy festival starting at 12 noon in Piazza Garibaldi

Sunday, June 17th:

  • Ballroom dancing starting at 9:30pm near the ferry docking point in the historical center of the village

Monday, June 18th:

  • Piano bar (live music) at Piazza Fegina at 9:30pm

Friday, June 22nd:

  • “I Trilli” (a Genoese musical group) concert at 9:30pm at Piazza Belvedere

Saturday, June 23rd:

*San Giovanni Battista Patron Saint Festivities*

  • Sacred music concert at 9:15pm at the village’s main church (San Giovanni Battista)
  • San Giovanni Battista bonfire at 10pm at the beach in Monterosso Vecchio

Sunday, June 24th:

*San Giovanni Battista Patron Saint Festivities*

  • Games for children on Piazza Garibaldi at 4:30pm
  • Procession in the historical center of the village at 9pm
  • Fireworks at 10:30pm at the beach in Monterosso Vecchio

Monday, June 25th:

  • Piano bar (live music) at Piazza Fegina at 9:30pm

Friday, June 29th:

  • Ballroom dancing starting at 9:30pm near the ferry docking point in the historical center of the village

Sunday, June 30th:

  • Poetry reading with music at 9:30pm at the Santa Croce church

My recommendation? If you’re here for the dates, don’t miss the Corpus Domini or the patron saint festivities (they are my favorites)!

Enjoy,

Amy