My affair with the Cinque Terre started in 2007. It was love at first sight. When my train first arrived at Riomaggiore and after the long dark tunnel, I suddenly saw the Mediterranean, I thought it had to be one of the most beautiful railway stations of the world. Then I walked along the pastel coloured main street and to the small harbour full of colourful fishing boats, and I was totally enchanted by this tiny village.
I am very lucky, as a tour guide I often returned to the Cinque Terre. I feel at home in the villages, I have hiked the trails, tasted the local specialties and got to know many local people.
I have transmitted this passion to many of my family and friends; they have joined me during some of my travels. Even when I don't work with groups, I just keep going back.
In the meantime, I have realized that many people have never heard of this beautiful place and there are very few websites that give extensive information about the Cinque Terre. So I have decided to use my local knowledge and the thousands of photos I have taken there, and create this website. I would like to help anyone who is planning a trip to this stunning region of Italy. I have tried to put all the important information on the site but of course I am happy to answer any further questions.
My hobby has slowly turned into a passionate business. I have 15 years experience in tourism, I worked as glacier guide in Canada and as marketing and product development director of a market-leading travel agency. I loved all my jobs but I always knew that one day I want to run my own little business and the time has come. Now that I spend most of my time taking care of my wonderful baby girl, working flexible hours online from home is the best I can imagine.
So I can help you book your accommodation or a local tour. I have organised several weddings in the villages so if you are looking for a special place to say your vows, let me know. The Cinque Terre is a cool place for team-building as well, with a great variety of activities, so companies are also welcome to contact me.
During the past 9 years I also discovered Eastern Liguria, the coastline between Tuscany and Genoa, and, in 2015, I have decided to launch this brand new website including many ideas for day trips around the Cinque Terre. Of course, I am always searching for new things to see and new trails to hike so if you have any ideas for me, if you find a jewel that is not mentioned on this site, don't hesitate to drop me a line.
Enjoy browsing and let me help you plan your perfect holiday in the Cinque Terre and Liguria.