On January 24, 1884 Claude Monet, a founder of French Impressionist painting, traveled to Dolceacqua in Liguria to depict charming silhouettes of the Humpback Bridge. He intentionally came back to this magic borgo full of suggestives perspectives and magnificent views that he discovered some months earlier during his summer tour to Liguria in the company of no less famous Auguste Renoir.
Italy is full of surprises. Small villages, divine landscapes and picturesque architecture are hidden all over the country. One of these Italian jewels, the “Humpback” bridge in borgo Dolceacqua (Liguria), is veiled by the green silhouettes of the maritime Alps. The small pearl of the Liguria cost was discovered by many. Yet, it is still know by few. Alas! The master hand of Claude Monet captured the charming grace of the monumental form back in 1884. Since then time seems to stay frozen leaving intact the bridge and its beauty. By Maria Novozhilova
Balzi Rossi (Liguria)
Bussana Vecchia (Liguria)