Ciao from Sicily! Yesterday we made a pilgrimage to the Labirinto di Arianna, or Ariadne’s Labyrinth, a sculpture high in the Nebrodi Mountains of Messina Province. The massive work is one of many large pieces that are part of Fondazione Fiumara d’Arte Sicilia, a collection of outdoor sculptures. The brainchild of empresario Antonio Presti, the labyrinth was created in 1989 by sculptor Italo Lanfredini.
Arianna (Ariadne) is a deity in ancient Greek and Roman myth. The wife of Dionysius, she assisted Theseus by giving him thread to find his way out of the Minotaur’s labyrinth. Visiting this site is a special journey, both to arrive at the maze and to walk it. It is a journey into one’s own insight and soul. A special experience in Sicily meant to evoke rebirth.