The Beccara trail (#531) connecting Riomaggiore and Manarola

UPDATE July 27, 2017: As of this morning, the Beccara trail is currently closed to hikers until further notice. See more details on my blog post here. Since the closure of the Via dell’Amore (see my previous posts about it here and here), the ancient Beccara trail (number 531) that connects the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola has … Continue reading The Beccara trail (#531) connecting Riomaggiore and Manarola

Proposed train strike for Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (plus tips & advice)

From 9am to 5pm on Sunday, June 7th, TrenItalia personnel in Liguria (the region in which the Cinque Terre villages are located) are planning to strike.  This is the only region in Italy planning to strike tomorrow but bordering regions may be affected for a limited number of trains (see the list of canceled long distance trains here). … Continue reading Proposed train strike for Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (plus tips & advice)