The book is out!
The Italia Grand Sketching Tour is my ongoing project in which I explore the beauty of my native Italy by motorcycle. I stop at unique heritage sites and paint on location, while collecting interesting stories from the places that I visit.
In 2019 I travelled for 4 months riding across the peninsula and searching for its hidden treasures. I followed my intuition and stopped in small towns that inspired me to paint their rich architectural heritage with watercolor and ink. I had an opportunity to meet incredible people and truly connect with their stories, understanding how we are all similar in our differences. It was also an inward journey during which I discovered my long neglected inner artist.
In 2021 this tour became a book that is available in online stores all over the world. In this book, curious anecdotes of the places I visited are intertwined with stories of my travel adventures and personal insights. All the illustrations were painted with watercolor and ink during this 21st Century Grand Tour.