What do you think? Who do you think was the first person to think, "Now I'm going to make a wish" when they saw a shooting star? In any case, it must have been quite a while ago; in Europe, shooting stars have been appearing as wish-fulfillers for centuries. The old people up here on the Alpe di Siusi tell us that people used to believe that shooting stars were candles in the sky that fell to earth when clumsy angels were doing their nightly cleaning. And so it is only natural to make a wish at the sight of such an angel candle, isn't it? Even though we know, of course, that shooting stars are nothing more than grains of space rock that burn up when they enter the Earth's atmosphere. Whether it's a sky candle or a mini meteorite, this brief flash and flash across the sky is always romantic.
Where do you come from, where are you going?
We think there is hardly a more beautiful opportunity than to lie in the meadow on shooting star nights and indulge in one's own thoughts and desires. And perhaps the French poet Alphonse de Lamartine was right when he wrote:
"Limited in his being, unlimited in his desires, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven". We may not be gods. But star children all the same. After all, we humans - like all the rest of our beautiful world, by the way - are made of elements that were once hurled into the depths of space by exploding stars. Only to reassemble and form the most wonderful creatures. Creatures like you. So if you're wondering where you came from and where you're going, the answer is actually quite simple: from the stars. And back again.
Would you like to experience the shooting star nights with us on the Alpe di Siusi, marvel at the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper and, with a bit of luck, even the Milky Way in all its glittering glory? Then take a look here.