Goethe once wrote “Without Sicily, Italy creates no image in the soul: here is the key to everything”. He also said: “I don’t have words to express how she [Sicily] has welcomed us: with fresh green mulberry trees, evergreen oleanders, lemon hedgerows etc. In a public garden there are broad beds of buttercups and anemones. The air is mild, warm and aromatic, the wind balmy.” I am not sure he was right about being the key to everything, but his later words about his voyage to Sicily being “an indestructible treasure for my whole life” certainly resonate with me and with many of those lucky enough to explore the island in all its beauties and contradictions. This very well made video by Marius Mele really captures Sicily at its best and makes me rather nostalgic of home.