Things to do in Cinque Terre when it rains

October 28, 2018

When on your holiday it can be difficult to find Things to do in Cinque Terre when it rains.  The beautiful region of Cinque Terre in Liguria is predominately an outdoor area when it comes to activities, so it can be disappointing when it’s raining and you only have a few days holiday there.  The usual activities that spring to mind are sightseeing and hiking in Cinque Terre, but these are not possible if it is pouring with rain.  Fortunately here at the Cinque Terre Cooking School we don’t just cook outside, we also have a huge indoor area which is warm and welcoming. Cooking lessons are held every day up until 15th of December and it is a great educational and fun activity for families, friends, couples and singles. We can also accommodate large groups and private lessons. Cooking Lessons in Cinque Terre can be a great choice when it is raining as it is still a great way to learn about the regions cuisine and culture. Our lessons are totally authentic and available to book now


There are some other things to do when it is raining in Cinque Terre and nearby. You could take the train to La Spezia and go shopping!  In La Spezia there is a large indoor shopping centre called Le Terrazze. It has many shops and also a few nice bars and restaurants.  You could also visit  Museo Civico Amedeo LiaThis museum is located in a beautiful convent and has a fabulous collection of artworks, glassworks, bronzes and much more, a fantastic collection which was donated by Amedeo Lia who died recently. This collection of magnificent pieces dates back to 1620. There are also many other museums in La Spezia and a day out visiting these can be a great pastime on a rainy day in Cinque Terre. When purchasing a ticket for the museums it is possible to buy a day pass for 12 euros which will allow entry to into all of them. 




Another activity for a rainy day in Cinque Terre is Wine tasting. The Cinque Terre Wine School in Monterosso holds lessons everyday and is open up until the 5th of November. They offer a comprehensive selection of red and white regional wines and teach how to food pair. A light lunch is served which is freshly prepared by their talented chefs. If you like seafood then this is a must.    For more information visit the Wine School in Cinque Terre


When it is raining in Cinque Terre many people decide to take the train to some of the bigger cities such as Pisa or Genoa. There are intercity trains that arrive in about an hour.  Another good idea is to check the weather as sometimes although rain is scheduled for Cinque Terre you may find that it is not as bad if you take the train to another city. Alternatively if you are unsure about what to do in Cinque Terre in the rain then you may decide to just buy a large umbrella and stay put. Go for a walk on the beach and have a delicious lunch in one if the restaurants near the sea under a canopy. A few glasses of wine and the rain never seems as bad 

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