When the coasts appeared to the Greeks in search of new beaches where bring their rule and their thoughts, the heart of the Mediterranean began to pulsate.
And then it began to radiate culture as a vital organ of Humanity, capable to absorb, filter and amplify each element of evolution.
Large temples and huge theaters were built to receive divine ideals and poetry.
A series of civilizations, unique in the world, that has left traces bigger and more intense than elsewhere.
The nature, often lonely and rebel, emerges as scrub or green carpet, among the flowing of rivers and streams, from silent mountains, which are under the authority of the volcano giant.
Etna stands as an inextinguishable brazier, with its reddish flames and dense smoke to remember the constant presence of a visceral terrestrial interiority.
Everything is more alive and stronger, colors and contrasts, flavors and fragrances.
And the magnificence of styles that overlap, now melting, now competing.
Hellenic, Gothic, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, and then, from the Renaissance to the Baroque, in a triumph of form and decoration, surrounded by the blue of an incommensurable sky.
Eyes alight on silica sands, white and thin, while the crystal clear sea carries echoes of epic odysseys in the brackish wind of sirocco.