We travelled two thousand kilometres, crossed desert plains, climbed over mountain ranges and reached cities straight from Arabian Nights, whose beauty left us breathless.
We encountered wonderful people who welcomed us with smiles and the type of kindness that only sincere people can express.
The square and palaces of Isfahan, the roofs and the temple of fire in Yazd, the thousand-year-old mosques and the bazaar of Shiraz, Persepolis, and finally Kerman, the land of Zoroastrians, precious bronze artefacts and luxury carpets.
These are all places which share the symmetry of Persian gardens, a source of inspiration for poets and philosophers who have sung praises to the life of this people over the ages.
This might seem trivial or ill-fitting for our times, but in every moment we experienced, there was always a touch of magic, as if to give assurance of what our eyes have seen and sear it in our memory.
Our encounters with men, women, but above all, with young people, have marked this journey, each one tied to small gestures that have brought us back to a simple life.
“Every trip to the Persian land is a concentration of strong emotions that contrast with the current history of this country. Persia nowadays is a country that lives, or rather survives, in a condition that puts it at the limits of its endurance. For me, it’s important to meet and communicate with these wonderful people, which remind me of its history at every moment and whispers to me its dreams”
Massimo Bicciato, photographer and Traveller