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

Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: September 2017

Aaaaaaaah! September is *finally* here. After a scorching summer I’m ready for at least a slight drop in the temperatures. If that happens, hiking will be a pleasure again!  With that in mind, here’s the September schedule for the Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions:  Keep in mind that if you’ve purchased a … Continue reading Cinque Terre National Park guided tours & excursions: September 2017

International Music Festival preview today in Monterosso 

Today in Fegina (the newer side of Monterosso) preview events will be held for the 36th annual International Music Festival. The schedule is as follows: 5:30pm: Guided walk to points of interest in Eugenio Montale’s childhood. Adequate footwear required for walking/hiking on unpaved paths. The walk will last circa 1 1/2 hours and is free … Continue reading International Music Festival preview today in Monterosso 

Explora: The new transport option to discover the Cinque Terre

You probably already know that the main modes of transport in the Cinque Terre are foot, train and ferry.  Add to that the Explora 5 Terre, a new bus system that expands upon (and improves) the already existing bus service in the Cinque Terre.  Whereas before the ATC buses in the Cinque Terre traveled vertically … Continue reading Explora: The new transport option to discover the Cinque Terre

Limit on the number of visitors to the Cinque Terre in 2016? Nope, not happening.

I’m back in the saddle after baby #2’s arrival and I have a lot of catching up to do here on the blog.  However,  I think it’s imperative to first get you all up to date regarding the misinformation that has been swirling in the global media in the past few days.  First, let me just clarify: THERE WILL … Continue reading Limit on the number of visitors to the Cinque Terre in 2016? Nope, not happening.