Italy TravelThey Said It Best: Great Quotes on Italy

They Said It Best: Great Quotes on Italy
Published on Thursday, August 30, 2012 by

If you love Italy and are obsessed with traveling in Italy, you’re not the first one. Throughout history there have been great men and women whose words about Italy and their appreciation for the country have been immortalized. Here are just a few great quotes on Italy:

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” — Giuseppe Verdi

“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.” –Samuel Johnson

“Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy!” –Percy Bysshe Shelley

There is, in fact, no law or government at all [in Italy]; and it is wonderful how well things go on without them.” — Lord Byron

“Italy, and the spring and first love altogether should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.” — Betrand Russell

“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” –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.” –Erica Jong

Which one is your favorite Italy quote?

By Kathy McCabe

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