territorio di \"chiari scuri\"

English translation: land of contrasts

14:37 Dec 20, 2018
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
Italian term or phrase: territorio di \"chiari scuri\"
Hello,
I'm translating a text describing a shipbuilding company based in Poole, southern England. It contains the following paragraph:

Il grido dei gabbiani e il profumo di salsedine mi danno il benvenuto nei vicoli di muri a mattoncini rossi di fronte al porto. Siamo a poche miglia a est dal Solent che marca ***il territorio di “chiari scuri”*** con le sue escursioni di marea e l’isola di White che lo ha reso famoso nel mondo. La gente di Poole è abituata a lavorare col mare, ma sicuramente qualche decennio fa nessuno di loro si sarebbe aspettato che questa cittadina avrebbe avuto fama e lustro nel mondo della nautica internazionale.


Any ideas? My thoughts so far is that it might refer to the contrast in colours between the sea and the land, but I'm not at all convinced.
Many thanks in advance!
Ian Mansbridge
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:16
English translation:land of contrasts
Explanation:
"Land of contrasts"... the most overused cliché in travel writing apparently!
But it could mean anything here.

http://www.globejotting.com/the-most-overused-cliche-in-trav...
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Fiona Grace Peterson
Italy
Local time: 14:16
Grading comment
Thanks! I went for something along these lines.
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land of contrasts


Explanation:
"Land of contrasts"... the most overused cliché in travel writing apparently!
But it could mean anything here.

http://www.globejotting.com/the-most-overused-cliche-in-trav...


Fiona Grace Peterson
Italy
Local time: 14:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks! I went for something along these lines.

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