Just some of the things I'll miss about Rimini

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.

exhibition-20exhibition-21

Events aplenty. Rimini may be a small city, but there is always something happening.

exhibition-22

Saturday morning walks through Rimini and Bruno, ever vigilant (sleeping) in the doorway of his owner's store.

exhibition-23

Shopping and cooking with Francesca aka DJ Food.

exhibition-26

Picking up flowers for the kitchen.

exhibition-24

Fresh fruits and vegetables from the local market, soon to be replaced by tasteless imports from the local supermarket.

exhibition-25

Guest artists at CAMERECHIARERoberta Ferlin: twerker, nipple tweaker and occasional cross stitcher.

exhibition-28

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.

exhibition-29

DJ Food's cooking, potatoes never tasted so good.

exhibition-31

Random notes. This series of stickies tells the story of an altercation between Chico and an overzealous bouncer. Stickies by Enrico Pantani.

exhibition-30

La Brezza, the world's strangest bar and the people who come here.

exhibition-33exhibition-34exhibitionexhibition-4

Magic Voice: Writer of poems that not even he can decipher.

exhibition-5

Italian women: stylish, calm and feisty.

exhibition-6exhibition-7

The characters you meet in Rimini. I think this may actually be a Scotsman lost in Italy.

exhibition-8exhibition-9

Late night pizza and piadina. Valeria and visiting guest artist Enrico Pantani.

exhibition-10exhibition-11

Sunday morning walks through Rimini. A religious experience with Roberta.

exhibition-13

exhibition-16

And she makes it just before they tear down the finish line.

exhibition-12

The history: Rimini is full of ancient structures and character. Wandering through the old fishing village with guest photographer, Morena Fortino.

exhibition-14

Piadina: "What's life without piadina?" - Enrico de Luigi.

exhibition-15

The kitchen again, this time, adult art.

exhibition-17exhibition-18exhibition-19

Gigi - always hungry

exhibition-32