Itinerary B
Piazza Armerina

[2] Aromas for ceremonies

The smell of candles must have wafted through the atmosphere of the vestibule, mixed with the aroma of the laurel branches and plant crowns that encircled the heads of all the characters represented!  Looking at the southern wall, we can now just make out, a short distance from the floor, the shoes of an armed figure who was originally flanked by other guards. Our minds take us back in time to that solemn moment when even the pervading smell of the metal of numerous umbrellas mingled with the acrid smell of wax and plant essences.