Itinerary B

[5]Shades of colour that envelop the landscapes

The description of the Valley by Justus Tomassini during his Grand Tour tells us that despite the passing years, the beauty of the nature and buildings of the Valley of the Temples have remained unchanged: “Here for the first time I enjoyed the fiery splendour of the southern vegetation and the infinite fascination spread throughout nature. […] The ruins of the temples, the houses and even the mountains were of an intense fiery red, while on the sea it rested like a purple mantle”.