Tallinn’s Old Town – With its medieval look and typical “town square” atmosphere, with alfresco dinings and cafés, it will make all Italians feel at home.
Its winding cobblestone streets, which guarantee a perfect fairy-tale-like stroll among enchanting colorful buildings, remind of Italian villages like Arquà Petrarca, just to name one of the most beautiful in Italy.
Covered walkways and secret alleys will lead you to see this city further…
… a door with the colors of the Italian flag!
There must be some special bond between Italy and Tallinn! Business district Maakri’s skyscrapers display the date of a music concert of Italian artists Al Bano & Romina Power.
Indeed, Estonians share something else with Italians: their passion for good food
that goes well with… wine, of course.
Like this wine bar in Rotermann shows. This district’s old industrial buildings have turned into a bustling commercial/cultural centre where eating and drinking well goes together with shopping.
Not before having a cup of coffee (poster on Tallinn’s city walls)
and/or a gelato on the ground level of Balti Jaama Turg – Baltic Station Market.
Ok, everyone knows Italians are really into fashion: vintage lovers will satisfy their shopping sprees on the top floor of the same indoor market.
Fashion can also be seen in an artistic Soviet Pop key in KUMU, Estonian abbreviation of “KUnstiMUuseum”.
Where art displays at its fullest how much Estonian painter Konrad Mägi loved Venice Italy
and how funny is Ülo Sooster’s reinterpretation of an Italian classic, Piero della Francesca (“Man’s Head” 1958-1959)
Art in Tallinn is everywhere, even where we, the Italians, preserve tomato sauce… Creativity in a can! Telliskivi Creative City is a former industrial complex that has now become a space where art galleries, design shops, bars, restaurants, markets, studios, creative companies and offices meet.
Italy Ti Amo met Tallinn way after Tallinn had known Italy. We wanted to seal this mutual love and now Tallinn’s alternative, hipster district Kalamaja hides one of Italy Ti Amo’s air-freshner, hanging on a typical wooden fence. Italy and Tallinn – The spelling might not be quite there yet. However, That’s Amore.