Ava lives in Rome, her cousin Otto lives in Berlin. They are great collectors: Ava collects leaves from interesting plants, Otto is crazy about collecting cupolas and campanili. They will meet at Merano to enrich their collections. What will they find between the alleys of the old town, under the shadow of La Polveriera?
The book is part of the more extensive Primavera Meranese project, a multifaceted festival involving lots of different events focusing around interaction between art and nature aimed at discovering – or rediscovering – Merano in a different and engaging way.
After Harriet Russell (2015) and Katrin Stangl (2016), Steven Guarnaccia has now been asked to render the city’s extraordinary landscape heritage through an illustrated story. The project draws inspiration from the Ópla collection, an archive of artistic children’s books longing to Merano Civic Library and it is the second book in a collection being brought out by