Cinque Terre Insider

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

Everything you should know before hiking the trails in Cinque Terre, Italy

Starting at 6pm a level orange weather alert has been issued for the entirety of Liguria, the region in which the Cinque Terre villages are located. Meteorologists have forecasted thunderstorms and heavy rains. The alert lifts tomorrow, July 28, at 2pm. As this is a relatively serious alert, extra safety precautions within the Cinque Terre …

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If you’re planning to be in the Cinque Terre this May, be sure to check out the guided tours & excursions offered by the Cinque Terre National Park. As you look at the schedule, be sure to keep in mind the color coding for each date: YELLOW = trekking (hiking) tour, appropriate footwear is required …

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You may or may not know that arrival by car to the Cinque Terre can be a bit hairy and anything but convenient.  The roads are very narrow and winding, parking is extremely limited and quite expensive, there’s a pretty high risk of getting a ticket (if you accidentally enter the ZTL zones or park …

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Spring has nearly sprung and those in the know in the Cinque Terre are gearing up to get their trek on. If you’re planning to be in our area this month, be sure to check out the following schedule: What you need to know: The guided hikes in March are free if you have the Cinque …

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Planning to visit the Cinque Terre this February? The national park offers two dates for guided hikes: The guided hikes in February are free if you have the Cinque Terre Card or €5 if you don’t. You’ll need to wear proper footwear like trainers with decent tread or trekking boots or shoes. Keep in mind …

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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 …

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