Off-season opening and closing dates for Riomaggiore businesses

The off-season has arrived and many local businesses have already taken advantage of the slight lull and have closed for some much needed R&R.  It can be tricky for those planning to visit in the off-season to know which restaurants, bars & cafés will be open (heck, it’s even tricky for us locals to know … Continue reading Off-season opening and closing dates for Riomaggiore businesses

Off-season trains and weekly passes in the Cinque Terre

Today is November 2nd and the off-season in the Cinque Terre has officially arrived.  Locals are breathing a collective sigh of relief after working nonstop for the past 7+ months. The Cinque Terre Express (with trains every half hour and a flat-rate of €4 per ticket) is only in effect during the peak-season.  Starting in … Continue reading Off-season trains and weekly passes in the Cinque Terre