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The Grottammare Sunrise

I am told that on the night of 14 August every year people all over Italy flood as if in pilgrimage to the beach where they lay there and wait to welcome in the morning sun on 15 August. I decided that I wanted to be part of this great annual event so I drove down to Grottammare in southern Marche to join the throng. I wont bore you with the lead up to 5am and the massive amount of pastries I ate while waiting but I would like to share with you the spectacle I saw as the sun rose. Save for the echoed glare of nearby streetlights the world was so dark that it could have been any [ ... ]