432 Thanks, Marta!
Marta Marzotto, a person full of joy for life. We will miss you.
March 2012 – Two fantastic days, in a magical city with Marta. She showed me Marrakech through her eyes.
It’s morning… a phone call on my cell phone… I open my eyes!
“Roberto it is Marta, are you in Morocco…? Me too, are you coming to Marrakech?”
“My love, I am, I arrived last night and I want to see you!”
“I’ll see you for breakfast. I will then take you to visit the most special places in this city. I know Marrakech better than I know Milan and I’ll be happy to share this love with you. You know how to appreciate things in a special way!”
“Wonderful, I do not know the city and I shall be happy to put myself in your hands. See you later”
Marta Marzotto is a special woman, as special as the greatness of her heart. Time has stood still for her, perhaps because it appreciates her quality, as does every person who knows her!
Marta has been a very dear friend of mine for over twenty years. I have never heard anything but kind words from her. The radiance of her smile is so beautiful, so palpable, you feel as though you can touch it!
Towards evening we met at an old restaurant on the edge of the desert. Delicious international cuisine. I quickly made friends with the owner, Nordin. He is a very kind French gentleman who invited us for dinner at a restaurant in the heart of the Souk. The Souk is the great market that stretches for half a city beginning with a magnificent square, a heritage of humanity!
We spent all afternoon until sunset at the Souk! Incredible… a unique charm… the colours… the aromas of spices… metals that are hand-embroidered, gold-coloured, light filtering… Moroccan ceremonial dresses… I did not know where to lay my eyes! I have been to many countries where the markets are a big attraction, but the Souk of Marrakech is truly unique in the world!
The evening ended with a very fine dinner in the restaurant of my Moroccan friend Nordin… a belly dance performance, very entertaining, very professional, performed by beautiful women, young and mature, all very prosperous!
I hope to return soon… very soon… Marrakesh is a magical city in a special country!
I LOVE YOU