“Wait for the summer to end” ?!…. Definitely not. Crema is enchanting anytime but if one wants to see it in its splendor, would need to visit in the summer. The sundrenched piazzettas in the morning crisp with the intense smell of the espressos infusing the morning air from the open doors of the coffee shops. The tiny and crooked alleys, the cobblestone streets telling … Continue reading Crema – “So what does one do around here?”
Thanks to the awesome people from Pro Loco Crema – Info Point I’ve got the opportunity to sit at that table on that chair in the company of those bikes on a sunny summer afternoon. The black and the white bike from Luca Guadagnino’s film is part of Crema’s latest attractions. Sometimes they are on view on the piazzetta next to the famous table and … Continue reading Crema – “Tutti i famosi”
I could not resist not to go out every single night during my stay in Crema. I’ve always went first to the piazzetta to absorb the happiness of the vivid life then just got lost in the old town for hours, listening to the fairy-tales of the cobblestones, the moon, the cicadas, the hundreds-of-years-old walls, the tiny streets… And I knew I did not want … Continue reading Crema by night
Walking from the Piazza De Amicis towards the edge, there’s the Marabutto with the gorgeous view of the Cape Sant’Ampelio – the southernmost point of the Italian Riviera, the one that divides Riviera dei Fiori from the San Remo Bay. We can hear the conversation from three decades ago: “Just take a look at this” he said as we ambled with our bikes in the … Continue reading “Cor cordium”
I arrived to B on a warm late afternoon. After a refreshing stroll around the lower town and then to the hills, I walked up to the piazzetta of confessions – overviewing the sea – where thirty years ago on a sunny morning Elio found the courage to give up his secrets to Oliver, to the palm trees and to the sea-breeze. Next morning – … Continue reading La piazzetta of confessions
The current bell tower in the old town, that dominates the view of B is not part of the Chiesa di Maria Maddalena in the central piazza of the old town. The church was consecrated in 1617, the tower was built later as a watchtower used by the town to watch for pirate ships coming from the sea – very common for that period. Later … Continue reading Padre Giacomo and Bordighera’s Bell Tower – is it the belfry “to-die-for” ?