Just watched the Cinque Terre video from season 8 and loved it. Would like to show my husband the other video from an earlier season, as we are planning a trip next May, and that video was the one that piqued my interest in Cinque Terre. Thanks!
Here's a blog post of Rick's; in the last paragraph, which he explains that his old Cinque Terre video from 2001 was one of his last in standard definition, and how he looked forward to re-doing it ever since: http://blog.ricksteves.com/blog/europe-vs-india/
So, you can find it on older DVD's of his Italy shows, but it won't be on this website, because it's been supplanted.
Here it is as a stand-alone show to rent on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D123YWA/ref=dv_dp_ep2
Here's a DVD/Blu-Ray combo, with the Cinque Terre show on the DVD only (meaning it's the older one): http://www.amazon.com/Steves-Italys-Countryside-Blu-Ray-2000%C2%962014/dp/1612387233/ref=sr_1_5?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1444194420&sr=1-5&keywords=rick+steves
It will also be on this complete compilation of all shows from 2000-2009: http://www.amazon.com/Steves-Europe-Shows-2000-2009-Discs/dp/1598802402/ref=sr_1_6?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1444194420&sr=1-6&keywords=rick+steves
Thank you - will check out those options!