Purchasing Pesto and Olive Oil During our Trip in the Cinque Terre
We will be in the Cinque Terre on Monday, November 1 (All Saints Day). My question is: Will the national park shops be open that day?
Also, we wish to purchase pesto, olive oil and olives and would like to have the items shipped to our home in the U.S.A. so that we do not have to carry the items in our luggage. Is this possible?
Thanks -- Patty
Eventhough November 1st is a national holiday in Italy
, I do expect some of the shops in the Cinque Terre to be opened that day. We would also suggest that you visit the Cinque Terre co-op's (Cantina Cooperativa Agricultura Cinque Terre a.r.l) well-stocked shop boutique, which sells not only wines, but also olive oil, olives and pesto. I did give them a ring and they confirmed that they will definately be opened on November 1st. While there you can also visit the vineyards and do some wine tasting ( note that you would need to pre-book these in advance). You can find further details on the co-op and how to get there at www.cantinacinqueterre.com .
With regard to shipping your purchases back to the US, note that there are post offices in the different villages of the Cinque Terre from which you can send parcels back home. Here are the post office addresses for your convenience:
CORNIGLIA: STATION 5 ( EIA)
MANAROLA: Discovolo 216 ( EIA)
MONTEROSSO AL MARE: Via Roma 73
RIOMAGGIORE: Via Pecunia 7
VERNAZZA: Via Gavino 30
I hope this helps and let us know if you need any further assistance.
We hope you have an enjoyable time and come back after your trip and let us know how it went.