Cinque Terre Insider

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

Starting at 9pm today and carrying through until 3pm on August 14th, a level orange storm warning has been issued for the Cinque Terre and surrounding areas in Liguria. On the map below, the Cinque Terre falls in section C. What does this mean? In Italy, there are four distinct colors regarding weather forecasts: GREEN …

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August has arrived and boy, is it hot! Be sure to have plenty of water with you and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! If you’re visiting Italy this month I recommend on checking out my post with 8 tips on how to survive a hot Italian summer. Below you’ll find the August 2018 schedule for the Cinque …

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A 24-hour national train strike has been announced for Italy from 9pm on Saturday, July 21st, to 9pm on Sunday, July 22nd. Not all trains are expected to be affected by the strike (Italy’s premier high speed Frecce trains as well as the trains connecting Roma Termini station and Fiumicino airport will be unaffected). A …

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The summer calendar for the Cinque Terre is teeming with events. Below I am posting schedules and fliers for the months of July, August and September. Keep checking back as I will continue to update this post as new calendars and fliers are released. Enjoy! Amy

Hello, July! Below you’ll find the July 2018 schedule for the Cinque Terre guided tours & excursions. If you have the Cinque Terre Card you can join these tours and excursions for free. If you’d like to buy the Cinque Terre Card in advance you’ll want to check out my post on the subject here.  …

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Are you lucky enough to be in the Cinque Terre this weekend? If so, you won’t want to miss the San Giovanni Battista (St. John the Baptist) patron saint festivities in Riomaggiore and Monterosso. Here are their respective calendar of events: What you won’t want to miss: Riomaggiore’s religious procession at 9pm on Saturday, June …

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

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