Cinque Terre in April/May

Old Jan 26th, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Cinque Terre in April/May

My hubby and I won some free tickets to Europe. We have been wanting to go to the Cinque Terre for a few years and are considering using the tickets to the CT at the end of April or first part of May. My main concern is the condition of the trails. Can anyone give me some insight on the progress?
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Old Jan 26th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Go to Rick Steves website...he has a link to regular updates on the Cinque Terre recovery. We are going in May and planning to stay in Monterosa. From everything I have read the recovery is coming along but Vernazza may not be ready by spring.
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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Thanks npiazza, I'll check it out.
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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 11:33 PM
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I hope both of you have a great time. Cinque Terre is an amazing place. npiazza, please check out Restorante Micky, their seafood risotto is out of this world!
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 03:04 AM
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Last year, the trails were closed in May, which had nothing to do with the October floods You can never be sure the trails will be open in le Cinque Terre. Even without massive flooding, normal spring rains can close them.

Hope nobody minds some spelling corrections:

The restaurant is Miky

The town is MonteroSSo al Mare
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 03:25 AM
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Usually hedg emy bets there by staying at www.metrople.it
one block downhill from SML train station gateway to CT also Portofino right at the ferry dock nice sea view suite with breakfast 120 euro for me last 1 block from ferry dock to all villages and Portofino also wonderful. booking.com also www.torrettas.com my fav in Manarola but more remote and road/rail/trail dependent.
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 03:27 AM
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Hotel Metropole is in Santa Margherita Ligure ... the hotel. Booking.com will never ... villages that hang on the coast south of Santa Margarita rather http://www.booking.com/hotel/it/metr...ligure.en.html

metropole.it sorry for typo
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 07:31 AM
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Feel better zeppole?
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Cafegoddess,

Are you sarcastically asking if I feel better because I helped someone by providing more accurate information, in case they wanted to look up a train or a restaurant review?

You're joking, yes?

By the way, it is not "restorante" . It is ristorante.
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 02:11 PM
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I really hope most of the trails are open (at least those not damaged by the floods) since that is the main reason we want to visit the Cinque Terre.
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Thanks also for the ristorante suggestion.
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 02:36 PM
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There are other hikes in the area, including beautiful hikes between Portovenere and Tellaro (above Lerici) and around Portofino. However, if it is very rainy spring on the Italian Riviera, hikes are not always possible.

You should follow the weather up until the time of your trip. If you book accommodations on the Riviera, don't book them unless they have a cancellation policy.

There are a number of websites following the progress of repairs in le Cinque Terre (Little Paradiso, SaveVernazza) and some residents of the area post on Tripadvisor. I think Rick Steves' website might be doing regular updates as well.

Here are other seaside hiking paths in the Italian Riviera:

http://www.liguriaguide.com/tellaro.html

http://www.beautiful-liguria.com/tour-park-portofino/
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Old Jan 29th, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Thanks zeppole.
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