Embarking on a journey to explore the Italian Riviera, including the enchanting Cinque Terre, offers a blend of adventure, culture, and tranquility. For those setting out from Cortina d’Ampezzo, Baita Bai de Dones, situated on SR48, is about 25 minutes west and provides an ideal starting point. This picturesque spot is also conveniently located just an 8-minute drive east of the Falzarego Pass.
For a stylish addition to your travel wardrobe, consider a padded jacket from Cinque in dark navy. This sporty choice can be seamlessly transitioned to a more sophisticated look with a wool finish, perfect for the varied landscapes and settings of your Italian adventure. Padded Jacket Cinque (ebay ad)
During your travels, it’s essential to embrace the local language. The basic Italian numerals – Uno, Due, Tre, Quattro, Cinque, Sei, Sette, Otto, Nove, Dieci – can be a fun and practical part of your language repertoire. In addition, for those planning to visit Cinque Terre, remember that from November 6 until March 15, the off-season period, all trails are free, eliminating the need for a Cinque Terre Card.
The Cinque Terre National Park, featuring the villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, offers a rich tapestry of culture and history. These villages, once only accessible by mule tracks or water, are now a vibrant part of Italy’s heritage. For a unique evening experience, consider a night at Cirque le Soir, known for its blend of freaks and oddities, embodying the traditional circus spirit with a modern party twist.