Wander to the most beautiful backdrop in all of Italy, with beauty Marta Cygan of Life of Boheme. Follow her travel diary and become lost in the villages & small valleys of this awe-inspiring southern Italian coastline, known as Cinque Terre. 


Welcome to the beauty that is Cinque Terre –  colorful facades facing the mediterranean sea. A peaceful, spectacular, beautifully isolated, traffic free world.

I decided firstly to stop in Manarola and Riomaggiore for breathtaking landscapes and dramatic scenery – enjoying the simplistic yet mesmerising beauty.

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The primary attraction for this picturesque view is the hike along the cliffs from village to village. Probably the best way to explore the 5 villages during a short stay.

Highly popular Cinque Terre is overrun during summer season. I dreamed to escape from tourism for more authenticity and to explore something more raw and true from this region.

Tellaro, 30min away from Riomaggiore was my answer.
I found my secret paradise and it was the best part of my trip so far.

I finally loose myself hearing Italian children loud voices laughing, playing by the water, while I was savouring my fresh Spritz – a local drink with Aperol and Prosecco – a majestic scenery perfectly unplanned.

With travel and lust only on my mind, I gave myself the opportunity to become a part of local life and instinctively connected to the culture, immersing myself into this wonderful italian novel.

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Hotel Eco Del Mare was a place of heaven emerged in a dreamy crystal blue private beach. Well furnished with a bohemian Chic design, it is a land of fine taste set amongst the perfect backdrop.

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Bar e Vini a Pia de Ma in Riomaggiore Nessun Dorma in Manarola
Osteria la Caletta in Tellaro


ENOTECA, La cantina del Molo Vernazza local products

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I completely and utterly fell in love with these tiny fishing villages which are also UNESCO world heritage sites.

Cinque Terre – you have to be seen to be believed.

Words & Photographs by Marta Cygan of Life of Boheme


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