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High above the millenary marble quarries of Massa and Carrara (Tuscany, Italy), lies Campo Cecina, an undulating pasture perched among the steep cliffs of the Alpi Apuane. At 1300m and few kilometers from the Mediterranean, it’s possibile to enjoy a birds-eye-view of the flat coast shore of the Versilia and the Gulf of La Spezia, with the islands of Tino and Tinetto, Portovenere and the terraced hills of the Cinque Terre. So clear was the evening that it was also possible to see the Maritime Alps and the unique shape of the Monviso (soon in a coming post). These marble quarries had been exploited by the Romans to build the magnificent buildings of Rome and are still in use today. Lorries climb up the tracks carved in the slopes and at times a detonation goes off, another chunk separated from the mountain.

Marble Caves at Twilight

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Monte Fasce dominates eastern Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Its flanks descend steeply towards the Mediterranean. On a clear day, like this, one can see the peaks of the Maritime Alps, near the border with France. The setting sun painted the sky orange and I felt suspended above land and sea.

Alps, Appennines, Mediterranean Sunset

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It was an incredibly clear day. The wind sweeping the sea and the mountains in Liguria, Italy. From the Monte Fasce, which dominates Genoa, it was possibile to distinguish the sharp peak of the Maritime Alps, the French coast and the island of Corse. As soon as the sun disappeared behind the distant mountains, the sky started to reveal these delicate hues, which then reflected upon the Mediterranean surface.

Mediterranean Sunset

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