Announcing the Cinque Terre Spring Weekend Workshop

Like five diamonds on a crown, the five villages of the Cinque Terre adorn the wildest part of the Italian Riviera. Precariously perched between the mountains and the sea and hard to reach, they managed to escape development and urbanization and preserve their ancient character.

A national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Cinque Terre combine rugged mountain landscape and romantic seascapes, punctuated by small villages of colorful houses. The views that the coastline offers are breath-taking and pristine, with the warm colors of the buildings providing a nice contrast with the deep blue of the sea and the greens of the Mediterranean vegetation that blankets the land.

Starting centuries ago, the steep hillsides have been worked by the tenacious inhabitants into a series of terraces that host cultivations of lemons and grapes, among others, producing some very fine white wines. These go very well together with the catch that local fishermen bring ashore every morning.


We are leading a group of selected photographers on a two-day tour of Cinque Terre for the low price of €250/$280 (accommodation and one dinner included). Places are limited, so better reserve one before they sell out.

Comments 4

  1. Ugo, I would love to go on this!
    Tomorrow, I will check my schedule & see if it’s possible.
    Into which Airport would I fly to be close to the adventure?
    I will have to stay for at least 5-6 days to make buying the airline tickets.
    Kind regards,
    Cynthia Bush MD •~♡

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      Hi Cynthia, that would be awesome.

      Technically, the closest airport is Genoa (GOA) and from Genoa’s main station it’s only about a 1h30m train ride to Cinque Terre. However, Genoa doesn’t serve intercontinental destinations, so coming from the US it’s easier to fly into Milano Malpensa (MXP) that has direct flights to several US cities. From Milan’s Central Station to Cinque Terre there are direct trains that take less than 3 hours.

      If you plan to stay a few days, landing into Rome (FCO) would be an alternative. Though it’s farther away, you can travel north from there via Florence or Pisa and spend some time there.

  2. Ugo, I received your query about the print. I couldn’t tell if my reply went through. Not here today. What service did you use to send it?
    I’m waiting on a few items of business to see if I will be available for The May Workshop.
    Strangely, I have been offered an all-expense paid trip to Qatar from an Engineer and his family for helping out his Muslim son get settled here in America.
    I will need to go in April to avoid the HEAT!
    I would stay with them about 11 days including traveling.
    How could I be so blessed…?
    (Last August, one of my international patients paid for me to fly to Brazil to be with him during his heart surgery, from which he had a rapid recovery. Then I flew to Rio for a week!)
    Buongiorno, mi Amigo •~❤

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