The hotel offers little traces here and there of perceptions which ignite the soul and give rise to instant emotions. These are visionary flashes that shed light at any time on any day. And it is nice to catch them and keep them for a while in our memory. Grace, composure, elegance are all exemplified. The suspension of time, the lightness of touch, the sense of astonishment are all feeelings which come to mind. She is not Samothrace's Nike, not even a Degas' dancer. It is, however, the enchantment of magical complementary alchemies that float from one room to another here at La Perla.