A friend of mine asked me about my recommendations for their quick visit to Italy. Following were my notes based on my experience for: Italy Trip Planning.
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Thanks a lot to Mohamad al Karbi who invited me to post my travel diary on his page
September 13, 2016 – The alarm clock is at four, but after the journey to Bergamo, the flight Bergamo-Trapani with Ryanair, a little ‘transfer and the hydrofoil, we arrive in Favignana to the village Punta Longa at lunchtime. The place is very cozy, a few little houses in the green overlooking the sea.
For a first exploration in the area we stop to eat in a small kiosk right on the rocks. The choice of dishes is not exciting, the bill is salty. We taste the sea of the beautiful bay of Marasolo, where the colors of the water have all the shades of blue, then we try to reach Cala Azzurra by bike, but it is too far. We go to the village of Favignana to make some food purchases, and we return in the evening for dinner in La Lampara restaurant: abundant portions, quality a little disappointing.
We all know that our eyes can be deceptive. Most of the time, we see what we want to see … until someone points us toward the truth.
“No, that’s not possible,” I told my friend on our visit to Florence, Italy.
“Oh, my dear, but it is. They mastered it well during the Renaissance.”
“But it’s a sculpture.”
“Nope. It’s flush with the wall. It’s all paint.”
That’s when I realized I was a neophyte to the art of Trompe l’oeil.