Thursday, 10 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

In a motorway service station not far from Turin, but in the wrong direction


Going back to Bologna from Turin I took the wrong way last Monday. I spent almost one hour to correct the mistake but it was funny; I had never been around those places before!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Sketches in Bologna


How many lines one can made while traffic lights stay red? I tryed that on Friday afternoon. Funny!



Later I was at Centro Natura waiting for the end of a judo lesson.



They were waiting too.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Gulf Porsche 917


Racing car fans know very well this car. Porsche 917's have been clocked at over 387 km/h (240 m.p.h.); it was almost unbeatable in 1970!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Last Sunday in Cremona


Balia Bea and Orco Manno are two among the characters of Melevisione, a children show broadcast from Monday to Friday by Italian Rai Television. Licia Navarrini performes Balia Bea and she is definitely one of the best actress in the show. With Diego Casalis, who effectively performs Orco Manno, she was last Sunday at Cremona fair to delight a crowd of little fans.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Evening


A central street in Bologna. Friday, 27th November 2009, 5.45 pm

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Bologna


Just a camper van sketched while waiting for a car check.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Inflatable slide


It was a late summer afternoon when I made this at Giardini Margherita in Bologna. The inflatable slide is, of course, appreciated by children of all ages. A crowd of them get it under assault from morning to night on Saturdays and Sundays!

Monday, 16 November 2009

Grosseto


Made while waiting in front of a food store in Grosseto

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Torrita di Siena


On my way home at the end of my last summer holiday I had to stop few hours in a village called Torrita di Siena. The new side of that is ordinary while the old appeared like a Middle Ages ghost village. It was too hot and too little shady to sketch anything so I moved to the edge of it where I found a WWI Memorial in a little park. The park bench was confortable, shadows were fresh, mosquitos were hungry. I had to sketch quickly. Colour was added later. I get to the car just on time to avoid a fine for no parking. I thanked mosquitos.


Minutes later I made this other one.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Monday, 9 November 2009

Le Marze Beach


Not far from Castiglione della Pescaia there is this peaceful beach.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Talamone - Tuscany


A very fast sketch in a very hot day in a place called Talamone. Here the Tyrrenian sea is absolutely transparent and full of little and medium fishes!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Le Marze Camp



They really didn't know how to fold away their little tent. Fortunately they still had the manufacturer's instructions.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Le Marze Camp


The amazing thing in a camp is that you can have a completely different view almost every day!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Le Marze Camp.


Le Marze is also the name of a nice camp, not far from Castiglione della Pescaia, where thousand of tents can create a daily changing temporary village. A village made by synthetic or cotton lodging of different dimension and shape placed in the cool shadow of tall pines.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Le Marze Beach.


'Le Marze' is the name of a relaxing Tuscany beach placed between Marina di Grosseto e Castiglione della Pescaia.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Le Marze Beach.


'Le Marze' is the name of a relaxing Tuscany beach placed between Marina di Grosseto e Castiglione della Pescaia.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Le Marze Beach.


'Le Marze' is the name of a relaxing Tuscany beach placed between Marina di Grosseto e Castiglione della Pescaia.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Le Marze Beach.


'Le Marze' is the name of a relaxing Tuscany beach placed between Marina di Grosseto e Castiglione della Pescaia.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Le Marze Beach.


'Le Marze' is the name of a relaxing Tuscany beach placed between Marina di Grosseto e Castiglione della Pescaia.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

The Camp - Castiglione della Pescaia


Camp was quiet, and shady, and relaxing, under the hundred of maritime pines. A pleasant soundtrack was granted from morning to dusk by thousand of cicadas.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The Camp - Castiglione della Pescaia


Cars were allowed in camp area for load and unload operation only. The French car was loaded to leave.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

The Camp - Castiglione della Pescaia


Castiglione della Pescaia - This is the best summary about how I spent the last 20 + few more days. Between Castiglione della Pescaia and Marina di Grosseto that place was really lovely, shady, relaxing...

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


Bologna - Too much hot to use those seats.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


24 Hours of Le Mans - Sketch #8

Monday, 27 July 2009


24 Hours of Le Mans - Sketch #7

Friday, 24 July 2009


Bologna - Not the most famous Towers in the city, but anyway two towers!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Bologna - 'Giardini Margherita' is the main Park in Bologna especially for those who live in the centre of the city. Beyond the ring-road where the ancient walls have been, it is a favourite place to spend leisure time for students, community from all over the world, and ordinary people. Usually very crowded on July days, in the early morning hours you can meet just few dustmen, joggers, lovers, and the air still fresh.

Monday, 20 July 2009


Bologna - What are those shoes doing on those electric cables? Any suggestion?

Saturday, 18 July 2009


24 Hours of Le Mans - Sketch #6

Friday, 17 July 2009


Avetrana - I made this last year on July in a RED-HOT morning!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009


24 Hours of Le Mans - Sketch #5

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


Bologna - The door on the left is number 43, via Paolo Fabbri.
Via Paolo Fabbri 43 is also the title of a 70's hit, but more than this is the address where Francesco Guccini, the composer and the singer of that and lot of other wonderful, keen, and unforgettable songs, lived. I don't know if he still lives there.
For sure that address will be forever a special one for lot of people.

Monday, 13 July 2009


Bologna - Wheat field and wide view on the outskirts of the city.

Saturday, 11 July 2009


Turin - Last time I went to Turin, I noticed that something has changed in a roof I sketched last winter. I made a new one! If you like to see the former one, please, click here.

Friday, 10 July 2009


24 Hours of Le Mans - Sketch #4

Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Specchiarica is a nice spot in the south of Italy with a peaceful beach where in July you can spend the whole day reading, or sleeping under the sun, or sleeping under your beach umbrella, or going for a swim, or, of course, sketching, or doing the whole things one after the other with just the blow of the wind or the sound of the sea as sound-track. Wonderful! (Not on Saturday and Sunday.)

Tuesday, 7 July 2009


24 Hours of Le Mans - One more sketch from the "24 Hours of Le Mans"

Monday, 6 July 2009


Turin - I'm not very happy with the result of this night sketch, but the fun I had in making was, huge!