A venue on stilts rising out of the sea in front of the beach in Gabicce, where Marche borders Romagna's Cattolica; the Mississippi was a Restaurant, Bar Night Club, Dancing, which had its heyday in the 1960s, when on the narrow pier connecting it to the beach paraded the Miss Mississippi, and at the mock sea boat docked speedboats from which the VIPs of those days disembarked.

Photos by Aldo Amoretti