Tucked away in the between, this stretch is in any way not french and yet a bit a-part from Italy's main boot body. Each side about to let go in what feels a farewell hug before heading off and slide into a new cultural landscape: La Provence.
The 'Provençal' County: Nice was in fact detached from Italy in 1860 during a trade exchange between Napoleon III and Cavour. Across the new border these two separated bits re-introduce each other at the 'Ponente Ligure'.
Ligurians character reflect the difficult and narrow stiffness of their land's geography: closed, tight minded, reticent and reluctant to open up
While other regions like Piemonte, Tuscany or Lombardia are slowly broadening their cultural views and in that process are enhancing their traditions, Ligurians are kind of stuck into they corner, anchored to their hermetic customs.
It is my impression that this part of the world is in desperate need for some art, I say!
If you like to take part to this programme here are few pics of what will welcome you.
It's divided in two charming two-bedrooms flats, one on top of the other. Each can accommodate 2 artists, let's have a tour!
Behind this big bush is the entrance of the ground-floor flat
And back outside