Triora is an elite member of the top 100 most beautiful medieval citadels in Italy.
Triora's 21st century beauty shadows a gruesome Middle Ages renown, for Triora was the site of the last witch trials held in Italy, during the Renaissance. As such it has been selected as the location of a series of folklore- and horror-themed events and festivals in the last years. It has three annual festivals: a summer witchcraft festival, in August; and two autumn celebrations: the mushroom festival in September; and Halloween, at the end of October. Then there are the many smaller fairs of the year, including the Christmas bonfire on 24 December; St. John of the Meadows, the local patron saint's day, on 23 June; a chestnut fair in October; an All Souls Day fair, at the start of November; and a series of Easter parades, before, during and after Holy Week, each Spring.
"In this series of images I want to represent Triora in its contemporary reality.
Inhabited and visited by people from around the world, still maintains its charm and its mystery but also being able to live with this change.
I think nothing more fascinating than a hidden past in the light of our present."