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´╗┐My soul to-day Is far away Sailing the Vesuvian Bay. (Quote by - Thomas Buchanan Read)

Italy, my Italy! Queen Mary's saying serves for me (When fortune's malice Lost her Calais) -- Open my heart and you will see Graved inside of it, "Italy." (Quote by - Robert Browning)

It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone. (Quote by - Erica Jong)

Italia! O Italia! thou who hast The fatal gift of beauty, which became A funeral dower of present woes and past, On thy sweet brow is sorrow plough'd by shame, And annals graved in characters of flame. (Quote by - Vicenzo da Filicaja)

But come back in November or December, in February or March, when the fog, la nebbia, settles upon the city like a marvelous monster, and you will have little trouble believing that things can appear and disappear in this labyrinthine city, or that time here could easily slip in its sprockets and take you, willingly or unwillingly, back. (Quote by - Erica Jong)

Lump the whole thing! say that the Creator made Italy from designs by Michel Angelo! (Quote by - Mark Twain)

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. (Quote by - Orson Welles)

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go. (Quote by - Truman Capote)

The Creator made Italy from designs by Michaelangelo. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome. (Quote by - Edgar Allan Poe)

White swan of cities slumbering in thy nest White phantom city, whose untrodden streets Are rivers, and whose pavements are the shifting Shadows of the palaces and strips of sky. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth)

You may have the universe if I may have Italy. (Quote by - Giuseppe Verdi)

Even now I miss Italy dearly, I dream about it every night. (Quote by - Eila Hiltunen)

All Italians are plunderers. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

In Italy, the concept of the family is very important. (Quote by - Monica Bellucci)

This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism. (Quote by - Thomas Mann)

Methinks I will not die quite happy without having seen something of that Rome of which I have read so much. (Quote by - Sir Walter Scott)

Beyond the Alps lies Italy. (Quote by - James William Foley)

Italy is only a geographical expression. (Quote by - Prince C.W.N.L. Metternich)

Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life. (Quote by - Anna Akhmatova)

What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago. (Quote by - Erica Jong)

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy. (Quote by - Fanny Burney)

And that is how they are. So terribly physically all over one another. They pour themselves one over the other like so much melted butter over parsnips. They catch each other under the chin, with a tender caress of the hand, and they smile with sunny melting tenderness into each other's face. (Quote by - D.H. LawrenceThou Paradise of exiles, Italy! (Quote by - Percy Bysshe Shelley)


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