Artworks You Don't Want to Miss in Sicily: Part One

Jan 07, 2019 224

BY: Rochelle Del Borello

It is easy to overdose on fine art in Italy, just because there is so much of it. Italian art history is so rich, and the temptation is always to try to see as much of it as you possibly can, but as is usual with any form of overindulgence there is a danger of overdosing on beauty.

In fact, trying to stuff your visit to Italy with too much Renaissance art can result in Stendhal Syndrome, a mental illness first seen in Tuscany also known as Florence syndrome and Hyperkulturemia. The symptoms include rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations. All because an individual is exposed to too much art and beauty.

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