The work on Spain lasted almost a
year between various trips with shorter or longer stays on Spanish soil.
Starting from Italy I dealt with travel in all possible ways, by plane,
by ship and also by car, several times I traveled the road that leads
to Seville entering from France in Catalunya, going down the coast to
Valencia, then in the lonely hinterland of La Mancha and continuing to
I really like Spain, with its inland spaces, the sweet life and the
color that pervades all things.
I will tell the journey in
Country road in
Castilla la Mancha
Don Quixote characters
in Campo de Criptana
View from above
of Consuegra village
Stairs detail in Campo
Street view in the
narrow roads of Toledo
My first trip regarding the project took place in October 2018 when I
went by plane to Madrid, I spent a few days in the city taking some
photos but then I immediately organized to visit the Castilla la Mancha
Seeing the places of Don Quixote was the spark that initially drove me
to leave, I had been thinking about it for some time and I had
collected a lot of material and ideas on what interested me.
These desolate lands, poignant setting of the - imaginary - adventures
of one of the greatest heroes in the history of literature have always
exerted a great charm on me and visiting these lands in the winter
period, with the windmills wrapped in the mists, and a few, small,
tourists in circulation, it was a magnificent experience.
Traveling the route by
car allowed me to discover small villages where time seems to stand
still, splendid country roads unevenly cut through the majestic plains
I visited all the places of Don Quixote, producing images that fed my
indefinite imagination about the great hero of Cervantes. Of all these
places, what struck me most was Campo de Criptana, where, on a cold
November day, I was able to cross the streets of this white and blue
pueblo surrounded by the famous "Gigantes". Campo de Criptana is one of
those lucky places, if you visit them as a photographer they give you
It is one of those places full of small treasures that nobody notices.
In the first days of January 2019 I returned to Madrid, I had some
photographic issues to attend to and this second time I left to stay
there for a longer period. Parallel to the food work I had to do, I
made some images for the archive, hanging around the city in its
historical places and in its splendid museums, in particular the Reina
Sofia has been visited almost daily...
"The quiet life in the
city gives you the feeling of being in a small village"
Madrid I moved, in search of warmer climates, to Andalucia, the
southern part of Spain quickly became my home and remained so for
almost a year. I have always based on Seville, a wonderful city that
has never ceased to amaze me and offer special moments.
"Everything happens under the
warm sun in Andalucia, historic traditions and Mediterranean influences
are always present"
River procession in
Coria del Rio
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Street view in
statue in Seville
Santa in Seville
Week in Seville is known as Semana Santa de Sevilla. It is one of the
city’s two biggest annual festivals, the other being the Feria de Abril
(April Fair), which follows two weeks later. It is celebrated in the
week leading up to Easter (Holy Week among Christians), and features
the procession of pasos, floats of lifelike wooden sculptures of
individual scenes of sorrowfull Mysteries of the Rosary, or images of
the grieving Virgin Mary.
Some of the sculptures are
of great antiquity and are considered artistic masterpieces, as well as
being culturally and spiritually important to the local Catholic