A strong southwest wind (libeccio) raged across the gulf. The sea was swelling up and the high tide whooshed the water right up over the wharf.
The early morning black clouds were rapidly crowding together, looming over the sleepy town.
It's a small building, a former petrol station of the Aquila company, considered a small gem of contemporary Italian architecture.
The project dates back to the 50s and was designed by the famous Milan studio BBPR, whose members included the Triestine architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers, considered one of the founders of Italian contemporary architecture.