I grew up playing in this beautiful pedestrian street: thirty years ago, this place was filled with a lot of flower beds and fountains. Then, I actually don’t know why, something happened and the aspect of the square changed radically – it became just a space of passage and not anymore a place where people loved to stay around.
Then, one day, a new bar opened and something started to change again, activating a process of disuse regression. In fact, after this first spot, a second and then a third arrived, and I remember that feeling of gratitude and happiness seeing this street return to life.
Now this small street of around 50 meters is one of the most populated, vital, active and dense zones of the city center. The unexpected thing is that, despite being located in a very central area, this place hasn’t at all that radical-chic taste typical of the neighborhood, and that’s why I am in love with it: its mark is typically popular, easygoing and without stress. In the evening, the locals stand outside with drinks and appetizers, sitting on the little walls that mark the lawn that are specially equipped with small square cushions where they sit comfortably.
Here is where I love to have a pre-dinner drink with my best friend, arriving directly from the office; here is where I love to have an ice-cream just walking around with my dog; here is where I love to have breakfast on Saturday with my boyfriend.