Imagine time as rhythm being beaten by the sunlight, the twittering of birds, the rustling of lizards and the sound of the sea and the wind. Imagine raising your eyes to a horizon on which the colours of the sky merge with those of unpredictable waters. Imagine walking at night guided solely by the moon and the light of billions of stars.
You have arrived on Alicudi, the last paradise in the waters of the Italian Mediterranean sea in the North of Sicily.
Alicudi is the wildest of the Eolian islands.
There are no cars or motorcycles, no streets or streetlights; in fact you will find electric light only in private houses where it was introduced less than a decade ago.
Public water supply has only recently been built where before there were only rainwater-cisterns.