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

Newly appointed president of the Cinque Terre National Park

Yesterday news arrived that the vacancy for the position of president of the Cinque Terre National Park has finally been filled. The president’s seat has been empty since 2017 when President Vittorio Alessandro’s term ended. Since that time, the acting vice president (who also happens to be Vernazza’s mayor, Vincenzo Resasco) covered the duties but … Continue reading Newly appointed president of the Cinque Terre National Park

Cinque Terre back on alert: Highest level storm warning for October 29, 2018

UPDATE: Many of the Cinque Terre villages are experiencing power outages and no phone service. The level red storm warning has been extended to 3pm on October 30th. Local officials are asking people to stay indoors for their own safety. Just days after the seven year anniversary of the October 2011 floods that affected Vernazza, … Continue reading Cinque Terre back on alert: Highest level storm warning for October 29, 2018

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