Cinque Terre Insider

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

Italian rail employees have declared a 24-hour national train strike from 9pm on October 24th to 9pm on October 25th. Until the strike starts, we won’t know to what extent the it will be observed (and how much it will affect travelers). Keep in mind that even during a strike minimum service is required by …

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Another weather alert has been announced for the Liguria region, which includes the Cinque Terre, for October 24, 2019

If you follow the blog or my social media accounts, you’re probably wondering why we have so many storm warnings and weather alerts here in the Cinque Terre. If a picture is worth a thousand words, these videos are probably worth a million. The date was October 25, 2011. In just six hours a storm …

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The Cinque Terre villages are once again on a level orange weather alert for October 20 & 21, 2019

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

The five Cinque Terre villages are under a level orange storm warning from 10pm on October 14 to 3pm on October 15, 2019

Timetable and rates for the Cinque Terre ferries for the latter half of October 2019