There is a place, in the hinterland of Senigallia, on a terrace of the valley floor, to the right of the river Cesano where you can enjoy the magic of archaeological excavations in all their charm. This is a very recent site (the excavations carried out by the Department of Archeology of the University of Bologna, started in 1987) and with great potential.
To be honest, I did not know Suasa before talking about it with Marzia Lorenzetti of the Ass. Turistica Pro Suasa about a year ago when we talked the first time to organize the performance that we made last July: Suasa welcomes the Third Paradise. An event, organized in collaboration with Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto and which had the specific purpose of recomposing the fracture that separates the past from the present and from the future. In the contemporary world, in fact, we are too focused on the present and we forget too often that the past is much more present than we think and we must keep this memory alive to avoid making again the mistakes made in the past and discover, not very brilliantly, things already discovered in the past.
The international project Terzo Paradiso by the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto has just this merit: to create bridges that combine elements perceived as distinct and separate. Third Paradise, in other words, means that in order to survive, people must reinforce their own principles and behaviors by looking at and valuing all that unites us rather than all that divides us. As Pistoletto states: "The term 'paradise' comes from the Ancient Persian and means ‘protected garden’. We are the gardeners who must protect this planet and heal the human society inhabiting it."
And so continuing a tradition that brought the Third Paradise to Aquileia and Pompeii in 2017, we organized together with the Ass. Turistica Pro Suasa and particularly its President Fabrizio Sebastianelli, Marzia Lorenzetti, Elisabetta Spadoni, Luana Lorenzetti and UNPLI and in particular Loredana Caverni, the event we talked about above to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pro Suasa Association and the 30 years of collaboration with the Alma Mater, University of Bologna. In the extraordinary context of the Roman Amphitheater on 19 July 2018 we recreated with all the participants the symbol of the Third Paradise which, we remember, is a reconfiguration of the mathematical infinity sign and is composed of 3 consecutive circles. The two external circles represent all the diversities, the central one represents the generative womb of a new humanity. Irene Valenti coordinated a group of young dancers who danced in the central circle of the Third Paradise. Simone Tamenghi filming areas with a drone and Marco Toderi made some very beautiful photographs.
The archaeological site of Suasa is very beautiful and in particular are very beautiful (and I recommend the visit) the mosaics and paintings that decorated the floors and walls of the domus of the Coiedii, Roman family of senatorial rank, executed in the tradition of the so-called "fourth Pompeian style." For example, I remember some mosaics depicting episodes of myth such as the fight between Eros and Pan in the presence of Bacchus or the union between Jupiter in the form of a swan and Leda. Really beautiful is the mosaic that has in the center of a shield with pink and white scales an extraordinary bright green mask of the Gorgone.
As I said on another occasion I was really very impressed, besides the beauty of the places and the kindness of people, the collaboration of people, their desire to protect and raise awareness of their heritage thus recognizing a common culture and history. A condition that certainly is not so easy to find in other contexts. And that represents the fundamental key of our future. In fact, Charles Darwin stated: "In the long history of the humankind (and animal kind too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise more effectively have prevailed.”