Cinque Terre photography retreat + photo sessions: August/September 2019

My dear friend and professional photographer, Nicole O’Neil, will be returning to her beloved Cinque Terre the last week of August and the first two weeks of September 2019 (I’ve actually blogged about her in the past).  For travelers as well as fellow shutterbugs, Nicole has two unique and highly sought after opportunities on offer … Continue reading Cinque Terre photography retreat + photo sessions: August/September 2019

2019 Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Levanto, and La Spezia ferry schedule: April 20 to October 13, 2019

The peak-season schedule for the Cinque Terre ferries (including ferries to La Spezia, Portovenere and Levanto) has been released and will be in effect from April 20th to October 13th, 2019. Ferry times written in white are confirmed 7 days a week (sea conditions permitting, of course). For times that are written in red on … Continue reading 2019 Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Levanto, and La Spezia ferry schedule: April 20 to October 13, 2019

5 months post-storm, the SP-227 road between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino has reopened

In late October 2018, an especially forceful storm passed through Liguria (the region in which the Cinque Terre villages are located). Luckily for us, the five villages had minimal damage but just up the coast from us Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure weren’t so lucky. The damage in the two seaside locales was quite extensive … Continue reading 5 months post-storm, the SP-227 road between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino has reopened

Newly appointed president of the Cinque Terre National Park

Yesterday news arrived that the vacancy for the position of president of the Cinque Terre National Park has finally been filled. The president’s seat has been empty since 2017 when President Vittorio Alessandro’s term ended. Since that time, the acting vice president (who also happens to be Vernazza’s mayor, Vincenzo Resasco) covered the duties but … Continue reading Newly appointed president of the Cinque Terre National Park

2019 Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Levanto, La Spezia and Lerici ferry schedules

On March 30th the Consorzio Marittimo Turistico 5Terre Golfo dei Poeti will kick off the 2019 touristic season with the first ferry schedules of the year. These schedules will be valid from March 30th to April 19th, 2019. Starting on April 20th these schedules will be replaced with others offering even more options (as soon … Continue reading 2019 Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Levanto, La Spezia and Lerici ferry schedules