Fabrizio Alzati "Down the shore of Riviera Romagnola"
"My research on the Romagna Riviera is not a true photographic report because I will always try to keep a sort of superficial style, looking for a “unique” shot related to its aesthetics and its colors and that they can live their own life.”
“The Romagna Riviera is a stretch of marine coastline that overlooks the Adriatic Sea over 90 kilometers long, between the mouth of the river Reno and the town of Gabicce. This stretch of coast, thanks to its very wide and long beaches, from 1850 onwards has been the subject of a constant building development, mainly aimed at tourist accommodation facilities as summer camps, hotels and discoteques. The sense of welcome and the versatility of the people of Romagna has contributed to the creation of several structures aimed at tourist’s entertainment, such as aquatic and amusement parks, discotheques, restaurants and, above all, numerous areas of entertainment located at the back of the beach, fully of facilities like bars, restaurants, pools, gyms, game center etc. The Riviera should also be remembered as a backdrop for many Italian films, from Amarcord by Federico Fellini to the most recent Italian comedies describing the Italian holiday in its most popular aspect.
My research on the Riviera developed mainly down the shore near Rimini and Riccione and then to the inland to visit the water parks and discotheques. But my work is not a true photographic report because I will always try to keep a sort of superficial style, looking for a “unique” shot related to its aesthetics and its colors and that they can live their own life.”