On the Beach is a collection of some 40 black and white images taken at some of the greatest Italian seaside resorts. Four summers spent discovering how a beach vacation is commonly spent in Italy. Four summers spent discovering the ever-mutating Italian landscapes. The project was conceived with the intent of supplying a single collective portrait through a prevailing place in our common identity, as an archetype of being Italian. This reportage was exhibited at the International Festival of Rome FotoGrafia 2006 and chosen to be part of the four exhibitions of FotoGrafia Litorale.