Cinque Terre Insider

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

Please note: This is an ever-evolving story due to the dynamic nature of contagion. All data was correct at the time it was published. Periodic updates will be posted as footnotes to this post. Let me start by saying, as of today there have been zero confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Liguria (the region …

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Expect fewer trains running between the Cinque Terre villages during work on the railway lines

The nativity scene is a quintessential holiday tradition in Italy (the Christmas tree, although now just as popular, is considered imported). Most of us are familiar with static versions of the nativity scene but if you are lucky enough to happen upon a dynamic, live version the experience is magical. Monterosso will host its very …

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The villages within the Cinque Terre National Park are back on a level orange weather alert

Heading to the Cinque Terre? Tips on the best airports to fly into with practical tips & advice

Italian rail employees have declared a 24-hour national train strike from 9pm on October 24th to 9pm on October 25th. Until the strike starts, we won’t know to what extent the it will be observed (and how much it will affect travelers). Keep in mind that even during a strike minimum service is required by …

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Another weather alert has been announced for the Liguria region, which includes the Cinque Terre, for October 24, 2019