Cinque Terre Insider

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

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). …

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As promised, every time a new ferry schedule is released I’m posting it here for reference.  Enjoy!   

The Cinque Terre are by no means a hidden secret like they were yesteryear.  Thanks in part to the Internet, social media and Rick Steves, the Cinque Terre are now a fixed destination on the itinerary of most international travelers coming to Italy.  There’s every reason to visit our area.  It’s just that beautiful. But if you’re traveling …

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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 …

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I wasn’t always a mom.  And to be honest, I think lots of things you really and truly don’t understand until you are one.  Like traveling with a baby/toddler/small child.  It’s not a matter of bending your child to fit your itinerary so much as bending your itinerary to fit your child. So this is my …

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