Water ripples from fountains into a baby-blue pool, above which towers the name of the city in nostalgic lettering: Sanremo. A petite beauty poses in the midday sun in front of the fountain. She throws her sandals onto the lawn, pulls up her trouser legs and balances for a while on the edge. Then she jumps into the cold water – and it doesn’t take long for a few splashes to head in the direction of the photographer either.
The culprit is singer Mandy Grace Capristo, who was easily persuaded when we offered her a brief trip to Liguria.