The day has come. On Tuesday morning I will catch the 4 am bus to Bologna airport one last time. From next week London will be home. A bittersweet departure. I say farewell to the people and place I love and start a new chapter with my eldest daughter in London. Throughout the weekend, I kept recalling a quote by Giuseppe Verdi: "You may have the universe if I may have Italy." The kitchen. From Italian lessons too late night art sessions. The kitchen at CAMERECHIARE is more than a place to eat.
Making buttons before heading out to a pop-up Velvet event.
Events aplenty. Rimini may be a small city, but there is always something happening.
Saturday morning walks through Rimini and Bruno, ever vigilant (sleeping) in the doorway of his owner's store.
Shopping and cooking with Francesca aka DJ Food.
Picking up flowers for the kitchen.
Fresh fruits and vegetables from the local market, soon to be replaced by tasteless imports from the local supermarket.
Guest artists at CAMERECHIARE – Roberta Ferlin: twerker, nipple tweaker and occasional cross stitcher.
Drinking wine in the street, from midday to three in the morning. When the pubs close in England, Italians are just finishing dinner and preparing for an evening out.
DJ Food's cooking, potatoes never tasted so good.
Random notes. This series of stickies tells the story of an altercation between Chico and an overzealous bouncer. Stickies by Enrico Pantani.
La Brezza, the world's strangest bar and the people who come here.
Magic Voice: Writer of poems that not even he can decipher.
Italian women: stylish, calm and feisty.
The characters you meet in Rimini. I think this may actually be a Scotsman lost in Italy.
Late night pizza and piadina. Valeria and visiting guest artist Enrico Pantani.
Sunday morning walks through Rimini. A religious experience with Roberta.
And she makes it just before they tear down the finish line.
The history: Rimini is full of ancient structures and character. Wandering through the old fishing village with guest photographer, Morena Fortino.
Piadina: "What's life without piadina?" - Enrico de Luigi.
The kitchen again, this time, adult art.
Gigi - always hungry