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G@tto: On SALE in South Sardinia

April 24, 2009

Well, if you ever plan to motor south...

... get your kicks on La Pigna Hill !

This is the old Sanremo (Liguria, Italy), built in 'anno Domini 1000' up on a hill,
so the inhabitants could watch the sea and prevent pirates' attacks.

Knowing that Pigna means pine cone, you can easily find its shape on the map,
with its concentric narrow streets and majestic ficus macrophylla trees on top.

(click on map)

Two of the huge Ficus macrophylla, fiercely exhibiting their aerial and ground roots.

Unfortunately, I was on a flash trip and I discovered the place too late,
but I'll be back, soon - my oldest friend lives in Sanremo now.


GMG said...

Excellent post!!

(G@ttoGiallo) said...

... don't tell me you haven't been there !

Francesca Romana ALEGI said...

ma è proprio bello questo posto!

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