Santa Margherita Ligure: luggage labels and lyrics

Santa Margherita Ligure, etichette da valigia - luggage labels

In our tour between luggage labels, today we arrive at Santa Margherita Ligure. Friedrich Nietzsche said it looked like an island in the Hellenic archipelagos, on which mountains and forests alternate capriciously. According to the German philosopher, we should imagine that one day, for who knows what phenomenon, you’ve navigated towards land and there you anchor and never leave.

Santa Margherita Ligure, Pearl of the Tigullio Gulf, east of Genoa, was also the place of birth of great poet Camillo Sbarbaro (1888-1967).

We can imagine that perhaps he was inspired by the island when he wrote these lyrics, dedicated to Liguria: Words are no aid in describing you: / the cry of the seagull in the foam, / and the fury of the sea on the rocks / are the only song that is in tune with you.

May 26, 2015