Cinque Terre Insider

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

It doesn’t matter how much planning in advance you do, there will always be bumps in the road when you’re traveling (and a big sign of a savvy and seasoned traveler is the ability to roll with the punches in these instances). It’s a common occurrence while traveling for something to go awry with your credit or bank …

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Are you staying in the Cinque Terre but wanting to check out posh coastal neighbor Portofino at some point?  Twice weekly (on Mondays and Fridays) a battello (ferry boat) takes visitors from Riomaggiore (departing at 9:30am)  to Portofino and back (arriving back to Riomaggiore at 6pm).  The layover in Portofino is for approx. 2 1/2 …

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The guided tours & excursions are just €2.50 per person (which is a steal!) or free for those that have purchased the Cinque Terre Card.  If you are interested in booking a spot, be sure to send an email in advance to: visiteguidate@ati5terre.it

I must admit, I have heartstrings attached to the village of Manarola.  It was, after all, the very first place I ever visited in the Cinque Terre and a catalyst in my life as I know it.  On my last trip back to the States, I came across my travel journal from my epic Italy …

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The tours & excursions are just €2.50 per person or they are free for those that have the Cinque Terre Card. For more information and to book your spot, send an email to: visiteguidate@ati5terre.it 

Due to the collapse of a dry stone wall on the Beccara (#531) between Riomaggiore and Manarola, the trail will remain closed until July 31st (while restoration works take place).

Wanting to delve into Italian culture, language and traditions in an unforgettable setting?  The new Cinque Terre Summer School could be the perfect opportunity for you! Lingua, cultura, territorio These are the three cornerstones on which is founded our educational offer.  In the morning Italian language and culture classes, in the early afternoon workshops dedicated to …

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