I am planning a visit to Cinque Terre in late August, 2013 and want to walk the lower paths between the five towns. I hear some are closed still from the landslide. Can anyone confirm this and which ones or all? Will they be open again by August 2013?
Marion, There's no reliable way to predict what the status of the Sentiero Azzurro trails will be in August 2013. At the moment, they're all still closed, but I suspect that at least some will be re-opened at the start of tourist season in April. You'll need to check the status next spring or prior to your trip. For travel in August, I would highly recommend pre-booking accommodations well in advance. Happy travels!