Let’s play a game.
Close your eyes and imagine you perceiving a pungent smell of spices, of fish mixed with the scents of precious essences.
Imagine hearing the quiet lapping of the sea, living in the hypnotic city of Venice and being young.
Your name is Marco Polo.
You certainly know that you live in the centre of an incredible and magical world, but you feel annoyed, restless and unsatisfied.
You have millions of expectations and desires.
So, sooner or later, you will leave home, as far away as possible and no matter where.
Your journey towards unknown destinations fascinates you like the ‘song of the Sirens’, even when it could become dangerous and uncertain.
But, after all, you haven’t much to lose and much to gain.
Perhaps you’ll return home rich in goods and money, but in the end, your mind and heart will be full of incomparable visions and memories.
You’ll come back with a different light in your eyes.
TURNING ROUND AROUND (YOUR) WORLD
And after thousands of kilometres through lands and sea, deserts and glaciers, of encounters with emperors, kings, tempting girls and murderous marauders, you will feel the unstoppable need to return to your country, to your world.
That world that we always carry with us, always inside us.
Even the ‘different one’, we bring it inside us.
Therefore you will discover that you have walked not a path in a straight line but on a circle.
So you realise that you are the traveller, the journey and the destination.
PRAISE OF CURIOSITY
What the human story of the man Marco Polo and his fantastic memories show us it’s the supreme value of human curiosity.
The curiosity to know what is different from us to better know and understand ourselves.
And in that journey towards this knowledge, real or metaphorical, we will create a million priceless memories for ourselves and those who meet us.
This is the experience of true travelling for every human being.
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