Get off the beaten track (and on an e-bike) in the Cinque Terre

In the tiny village of Volastra in the Cinque Terre, a local twenty-year-old budding entrepreneur has a burning desire to unite two of the things that he loves most: cycling and a passion for his homeland. Luca Capellini’s new business, Italy Bike Resort, offers visitors the chance to get off the beaten path and high above the crowds on brand new, state-of-the-art e-bikes. Continue reading Get off the beaten track (and on an e-bike) in the Cinque Terre

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Riomaggiore’s castle debuts as a relaxation & wellness hub

As pirates are a non-issue these days, Riomaggiore’s castle now offers a different kind of refuge for both villagers and visitors alike: a wellness hub with holistic massages, Reiki sessions, yoga classes and wine tastings. Sound divine? It is. Continue reading Riomaggiore’s castle debuts as a relaxation & wellness hub

One of my favorite annual events is happening on August 17th

Each Italian village, town and city has its own patron saint and dedicated religious festivities. These celebrations are a point of pride and tradition for locals and you’ll see both the young and old participating. For more details on local holidays and celebrations, check out my previous post here.  On August 17th you can witness … Continue reading One of my favorite annual events is happening on August 17th