Nowadays, the closest access to the sea is 7 kilometers outside the city. But we didn´t visit the closest beach during our daytrip, because we wanted to see the surrounding country. The landscape, just before we arrived at the signpost leading to Viareggio, was determined by alleys of trees and cycle ways that went in a square angle to the sea. Although we saw some signs that indicated a bathing ban, some cyclists looked like they knew a way that led them directly to the sea. We tried our luck on one of the broader paths. But when we ran into a group of cyclists waiting at a second crossroad, we decided to go back to the main road in the direction of Torre del Lago.
oil on canvas, painted on a canvaswrapped woodden frame