Grottammare: the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea

Lovely idea…


Recently I read an article about libraries at the beach (the original piece is from the Huffington Post and you can find it here): a brilliant and innovative idea that caught my attention, especially since reading is one of my favorite hobbies.

The Library on the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel The Beachfront Library in Tel Aviv, Israel

So when I learned that Grottammare established a library on its waterfront following the example of some international cities such as Tel Aviv (Israel) or Etretat (France), I definitely wanted to visit it.

The project of the 'Library on the Beach' in Grottammare The project of the ‘Library on the Beach’ in Grottammare

In this beautiful city in the province of Ascoli Piceno, the project of the “Beachfront Library” started as an experiment in 1999. Since 2000, the service is run by the city and is based on volunteer service. Over the years, it has become a reference and a true attraction during the summer time.biblioteca-di-spiaggia

The “Beachfront Library” project also…

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