The photographic trip of this weekend is about a special event that occured last friday.
We could start explaining you as follows: a group of people coming from quite far away, a huge blue and yellow bus, 12-hour journey, some breaks and a large amount of wish to discover more about the italian traditions.
These were the city dwellers of Speyer, an ancient town in Germany twinned with the city of Ravenna since 1989. The two cities are used to meet every year in a sort of exchange, and the group of Speyer usually comes in Italy the week right after Easter. Having established a good relationship via social networks with this so-called “Freundeskreis Speyer-Ravenna” and his Chairwoman Barbara Mattes, we thought to meet her and her group in order to know them in person, have a talk and enjoy together this mild spring.
The destinations of this 5-day trip were [obviously ;-] Ravenna, but also the maritime Cervia, Sogliano al Rubicone and its famous Fossa cheese, and Bologna, because the will of those people to discover more about the local culture and tradition goes way beyond the walls of a single town and spreads all over the region.
We met them in Bologna, where we had the chance to visit the city centre together and to get their points of view, accounts and impressions. It was a unique experience for us: we rediscovered our own places in a different light and from the point of view of the foreign tourist. However, we don’t want to tell you how this experience was for us but rather how it was for them. We therefore want the images to talk about this experience.
More about the group’s accounts, points of view, video and images related to the rest of the trip as well is yet to come!