Cinque Terre Insider

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

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

I can’t recall the last time that the entire region of Liguria was on a maximum level storm warning (code red). But tomorrow we are. The Cinque Terre will be on maximum alert from 12 noon to 12 midnight on Friday, December 20, 2019. Meteorologists are expecting heavy to torrential rains, gusty winds and rough …

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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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Today, November 27th, the Cinque Terre and surrounding areas are on a level orange weather alert from 8am to 6pm. Forecasters are predicting heavy rains, gusty winds and thunderstorms. What’s of most concern to both meteorologists and geologists is the level of ground saturation after weeks of constant rain. Are you wondering why weather alerts …

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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