Itinerary B
Piazza Armerina

[2] Smells from the arena

The tumultuous race of the quadrigas raises an immense amount of dust that seems to land on us just by looking at the scene. Right in front of us, the red faction’s wagon tips over but immediately resumes the race. From the bleachers, the smells and scents of the robes of the Romans watching the spectacle pervade the atmosphere, mingling with the acrid odour of horse sweat.