Duration: 4 hours
“I leave full of ardor. I have the impression that I will do wonderful things”.
These are the simple, intense, prophetic words that Claude Monet wrote just before taking the train to Bordighera. We suggest you start your trip with the same enthusiasm and enjoy this immersive and unforgettable experience!
You’ll fall in love with Bordighera, that place full of magical exoticism that had impressed Monet deeply during the exploration and discovery trip he had taken with his friend Pierre Auguste Renoir around the French and the Italian Riviera.
“The impression”” a leitmotif of such vital energy leading Monet to be filled with wonder, to paint light to discover – in Bordighera and in the surrounding area – the intricate and luxuriant nature that changes constantly in the inevitable flow of time. Palms are the main subject, surrounded by luxuriant nature, lemon trees, local flowers, and olive trees. “Surrounded by this dazzling light, I see my palette as very modest; the art would like tons of gold and diamonds”. These are the words he wrote to describe the Italian Riviera of Flowers.
During his stay on the Italian Riviera, Claude Monet made another invaluable tribute to Dolceacqua after discovering the castle and its bridge. “The place is superb, there is a bridge that is a jewel of lightness”, he wrote in his diary. During the guided tour of the charming Medieval village of Dolceacqua, you’ll discover why Monet was fascinated by the Italian Riviera of Flowers and by the Mediterranean light that you can find only in this place full of charm.