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

Patron saint festivities in Riomaggiore and Monterosso this weekend

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 … Continue reading Patron saint festivities in Riomaggiore and Monterosso this weekend

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

The reopening of the coastal road between Riomaggiore & Manarola 

As of yesterday (Sunday, June 26, 2016) the coastal road (a.k.a. Litoranea or SP 370) has reopened following the June 13th landslide. The road closure had not only inconvenienced visitors trying to reach the villages beyond Riomaggiore by car, it also isolated residents (especially those living in the hilltop villages without railway access).  Volunteers from … Continue reading The reopening of the coastal road between Riomaggiore & Manarola 

Stairs, stairs, everywhere

I imagine you’ve seen plenty of picturesque photos of the Cinque Terre villages with their colorful buildings that defy gravity as they cling to the cliffs. Keep in mind that while you’re appreciating the beauty of these villages you will also be climbing the stairs & inclines that go along with such unique geography.  These stairs and inclines are just a part … Continue reading Stairs, stairs, everywhere