October’s “super storm” aftermath in Cinque Terre and Liguria

The last week of October was a difficult one for Liguria. Super strong winds gusting at 180km per hour (circa 110 miles per hour), pounding rain and rough seas with 8 meter swells (that’s a little over 24 feet) all took turns pummeling our region. Mother Nature not so subtly reminded us that she is … Continue reading October’s “super storm” aftermath in Cinque Terre and Liguria

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

Cinque Terre + Portovenere ferry schedule: October 1-27, 2018

As peak-season 2018 winds down, so do the ferries connecting the Cinque Terre and Portovenere. A limited schedule runs between October 1st and 27th. It’s highly likely that this schedule, or a very similar one, will extend to cover the dates up to and including November 1st (which is All Saints’ Day, a national holiday … Continue reading Cinque Terre + Portovenere ferry schedule: October 1-27, 2018