Eterno – Giovanni Caccamo (Eterno, 2018)
14 Marzo 2018
“Penso che questo momento rimanga nel tempo, rimane da solo, rimane un regalo, rimane un tesoro che non potrò mai lasciare”
Today we visited an archaeological museum located in the coastal city of Selinunte. While in Selinunte, we were able to see various temples that were built at around the same time and very close to one another, but each with a different level of reconstruction and destruction. As can be seen in the first image above, Temple E was reconstructed by architects in a way they believed Temple E once stood. Along the way, we passed by a destroyed Temple F and the completely destroyed pile of pillars that belonged to Temple G, that we got the chance to climb into and explore from within. We closed our trip to Selinunte with a visit to a temple off of the coast. Temple C, along with the acropolis surrounding it. After our visit to Selinunte, we headed to Racalmuto, which is the city in which the famous Italian author Sciasica was born.
While in Racalmuto, we visited the Sciascia museum, where he stored all of his favorite art pieces given to him or purchased by his friends and favorite artists. At this museum, we also saw copies of his most renowned books in various different languages. That was super cool, as I was able to observe the difference in title selection between Latin American and Spanish copies of the books. After our museum visit, we got an exclusive tour of one of the oldest theaters in the city, most commonly cited in Sciascia’s novels, that was closed for reconstruction. We ended our visit to Racalmuto by visiting the Sciascia statue and taking a group photo.
Side note: I am very happy and blessed to have this group of wonderful people around me ♥ I have gotten to know a handful of them very well within the past couple of days, and I am happy to have done so!
“Volevo dirti che ho sognato
di avere molto più tempo
per capire fino in fondo
la parola acanto'”