Cinque Terre Insider

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

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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I heart October. Check out this month’s schedule below for guided tours & excursions within the Cinque Terre National Park: 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 …

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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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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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I know many have been eagerly awaiting the release of the June 2018 schedule for the Cinque Terre guided tours & excursions.  Here it is! If you have the Cinque Terre Card you can join these tours and excursions for free (woot woot!). If you’d like to buy the Cinque Terre Card in advance you’ll …

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Are you planning to visit the Cinque Terre and wanting a guided tour or excursion? You’re in luck! The Cinque Terre Walking Park offers daily excursions (read: hikes) or tours of the villages themselves. If you have the Cinque Terre Card you can join in for free! If you don’t have the Cinque Terre Card …

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