Cinque Terre Insider

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

The nativity scene is a quintessential holiday tradition in Italy (the Christmas tree, although now just as popular, is considered imported). Most of us are familiar with static versions of the nativity scene but if you are lucky enough to happen upon a dynamic, live version the experience is magical. Monterosso will host its very …

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Today, November 27th, the Cinque Terre and surrounding areas are on a level orange weather alert from 8am to 6pm. Forecasters are predicting heavy rains, gusty winds and thunderstorms. What’s of most concern to both meteorologists and geologists is the level of ground saturation after weeks of constant rain. Are you wondering why weather alerts …

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Cinque Terre is on a level orange storm warning for November 5, 2019

The villages within the Cinque Terre National Park are back on a level orange weather alert

Heading to the Cinque Terre? Tips on the best airports to fly into with practical tips & advice

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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