Hi, I am Stefano

Hi, my name is Stefano and I am your host.

I live in Riomaggiore, a unique and special place that every day gives to me the opportunity to meet hundreds of people from all over the world. With many of them a strong friendships grew up. So, during my period off, I started to visit them in their own country and that’s the way I discovered my passion: traveling. 

After Europe, I started traveling farther andfarther. The last countries I have been visited in the last years are Thailand (crystal clear water, smiling faces and an overwhelming nature), Cuba (a proud people that fought for liberation but still looking for freedom), Japan (where I soaked myself in its millenary culture), Tanzania (the most beautiful starry sky I have ever seen in my life), Vietnam (a country reborn, pulsating with the will to grow to the future, but which future?), North India (where spirituality is the other side of the coin of poverty).

I have no favorite destination. Every place is different and charming as well. Perfums, flavors, colors, people, cultures. A single lifetime is not enough to discover the whole world!I decided to open the doors of my house and turn it into a guesthouse, Ciao Bella, just to have the feeling that I can keep traveling even during the long period I work. If Stefano will not go to the world, the world must come to Stefano!

I can’t wait to meet you and listen to the stories about your country and your travels. In the meanwhile I will tell you about Cinque Terre, this unique place in the world that I would like you to know through my eyes. Ciao Bella is a place open to everyone.  I always do my best to let my guests feel important in every moment. And the colorful rooms and furnishings I designed and the creative and imaginative details I mixed are meant to spread the same joy, curiosity and love that I feel when I face every day of my life!

I look forward to mee you. And if you wish to watch some pictures of my travel you can have a look on my profile on Facebook.