«It is the Greek city to its origins, to the brightness of the sky and the metopes of his museum, beauty not inferior to those of Olympia. You Roman city to the memory of his fights against Carthage and the mosaics of the Villa Bonanno. You Arab city for small domes of some churches, heirs of mosques. You French city for the dynasty of Altavilla that embellished it. It is the German city for the tombs of the Hohenstaufen. It is the Spanish city for Charles V, English for Nelson and Lady Hamilton».
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cit. Philippe Daverio