We move past Saint Remy de Provence without stopping by since we can’t find a decent parking lot. We finally park in the outskirts of the village, just a few hundred meters away, close to the remains of the ancient Roman mausoleum and to the mental clinic where Van Gogh was hospitalized. We decide to stay for the night and to visit both places in the morning.
I can’t count how many times we passed by Bologna traveling by car, by motorcycle, by train, by bus and of course with our camper van. But rethinking about it, I’d say that all these times we merely avoided the big city of Emilia Romagna, with the excuse that we have to go elsewhere. We were simply convinced that it wasn’t worth a visit … What a big mistake!
Dozza is a small but quite unique village, a few kilometers south of Bologna. Over the last 50 years it hosts the Biennial Exhibition of the Painted wall (Biennale del Muro Dipinto). Internationally renowned artists are invited to create their works using the walls of the village as canvases. Therefore, it was created over the years an open air gallery with more than 200 works. The effect is simply amazing!