In Sanremo, Italy, the historical centre of the city has become a multicultural centre. A lot of immigrants coming from all over the world settle down here, principally thanks to the low rents.
The Bengalese community is one of the biggest ones, with more than 300 registered people working in the area, mainly as peddlers.
Along with them, a lot of irregular immigrants, clandestines and refugees stays here, waiting for their papers and trying to make a living out of expedients.
Being such a large community in a small place (Sanremo counts no more than 30.000 people, and 10% of them are immigrants) means that the Bengalese community feels like a huge family. They live in shared apartments and help each other as far as they can in their everyday life.