caruggi - historic centre, Genoa
Sotoripa is old core of the town situated right opposite to the Porto Antico. It is network of short and very narrow streets and due to the houses which stands very close to each other it is in permanent shade. Those who coming from the Mediterranean (and I am one of them) knows it well, such a streets are always refreshing by the wind coming from the sea and therefore definately the best place to keep off from the summer heat.
In Liguria excist the special word for such a narrow streets, they call them "carruggi".
Fondest memory: Carruggi is different Genova, here you wont see fancy buildings or palaces, not even churches or squares, but here you will meet the real Genovese people who smile, sing and make jokes.
Our feet eagerly dancing, tiptoeing, stomping ... Is it here?
Piazza del Amor Perfetto?
It is a generous thing to ask for direction.
Smile back. Share a secret.
Narrow alleys so perfect for getting lost.
Fresh laundry waving and cheering!
It was the time of soft shadows.
So we found it, that Square of Perfect Love.
Soft front doors with paint gently crumbling, eyelids closed with shutters, blushing façades.
Next time I'll have to search again.
It is not easy to find Piazza del Amor Perfetto.