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)

Stairs, stairs, everywhere

I imagine you’ve seen plenty of picturesque photos of the Cinque Terre villages with their colorful buildings that defy gravity as they cling to the cliffs. Keep in mind that while you’re appreciating the beauty of these villages you will also be climbing the stairs & inclines that go along with such unique geography.  These stairs and inclines are just a part … Continue reading Stairs, stairs, everywhere