The Unsung Heroes of the Cinque Terre

A Homage to the Unsung Heroes of Cinque Terre: In the centre of the Riomaggiore village, in front of the very modern Tourist Information Office, is a huge colourful mural by Silvio Benedetto. The mural tells the story of the men and women who over several generations and thousands of years built … [Read more...]

Baia Saracena – Vernazza

The Location is Fantastic but the Food Quality is Wanting : This bar on the breakwater enjoys a splendid location. For parched, sunbathers this is a convenient place to get a drink. Baia Saracena is the first café/bar that visitors will see when they come off their boat from one of the other … [Read more...]

Trattoria da Sandro – Vernazza

Even the Slow Food Movement would Baulk at the Slow Service here: Maria, our landlady recommended this place and said that she and the locals would dine here. This trattoria is on the right-hand side of via Roma as you walk towards the train station. There is an inside restaurant, but even without … [Read more...]

Trattoria Gianni Franzi – Vernazza

At Trattoria Gianni Franzi you'll find typical Cuisine of the Cinque Terre: For standard of food, service and price of meals, Trattoria Gianni gets our vote for the best trattoria/restaurant in Piazza Marconi. This trattoria enjoys a full house most evenings, leaving the other restaurants … [Read more...]

Dining Out in Vernazza – Cinque Terre

Restaurant Dining in Vernazza: Vernazza has a nice square by the harbour that is filled with a range of restaurants, trattorias and cafés.  Along the main street, via Roma, there are more eateries. If you're staying in this town during your Cinque Terre holidays, there are enough restaurants and … [Read more...]

Getting Around the Cinque Terre

Getting Around Cinque Terre is relatively easy: By Train: The regional train that serves the five villages runs between La Spezia Centrale and Sestri Levanti or Genoa.  Fares are cheap at Euro 1.80 one-way, and the difference between a 5 km trip and a 10 km trip is only Euro 20 cents. The … [Read more...]

Cinque Terre Card – Walking Holidays

Walking holidays in Cinque Terre: The Cinque Terre is famous for its scenic coastal walking trails and if like many visitors you intend to do some walking on your holidays, you'll need to buy the Cinque Terre Card. There are three types of Cinque Terre cards: Cinque Terre Card Cinque Terre … [Read more...]