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The Complete Guide to the Cinque Terre

Still have questions about your trip to the Cinque Terre? Our Itinerary Review is just what you need. No time...

Italy Planning to Limit Tourists to the Cinque Terre

If you are planning a trip to the Cinque Terre our Itinerary Review will help streamline your vacation and the...

Sofia – A Journey with Leukemia

Sofia – A Journey with Leukemia

My long time readers know about my love of Vernazza, one of the small villages in the Cinque Terre along...

Best towns to homebase in Italy without a car

I love finding a place in Italy and parking it there for an extended period of time.  I believe this...

Vernazza One Year After The Flood

Just over one year ago a massive flood and mudslide buried one of my special places on earth, Vernazza.  So...

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Trattoria da Sandro Open Again | Vernazza

When people ask me where my very favorite restaurant in Vernazza is, without hesitation I say Sandro’s.  It is one...

Save Vernazza Newsletter | Cinque Terre Update

Save Vernazza Newsletter | Cinque Terre Update

I wanted to share a link to Save Vernazza’s newsletter that they have just developed.  This is a great way...

How you can make a difference for Monterosso and Vernazza

How you can make a difference for Monterosso and Vernazza

Besides traveling to Monterosso and Vernazza or donating directly to their relief organizations, here are some simple but powerful ways...

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Cinque Terre, Vernazza Flood Update | Six Months Later

Men sunning themselves in Piazza Macaroni.  Silverware softly clinking against china plates.  Sweet salty smell of spring along the ocean....

Vernazza Updates for March | Progress with Flood and Mudslide Clean Up

Vernazza Updates for March | Progress with Flood and Mudslide Clean Up

Courtesy of Save Vernazza.  Please visit their donate site to learn how you can continue to help! Stepping onto the...