Meaningful Quotes about Italy
Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy!
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
Open my heart and you will see,
Graved inside of it, "Italy."
Dante himself is open to the suspicion of partiality: it is said, not without apparent ground, that he puts into hell all the enemies of the political cause, which, in his eyes, was that of Italy and God.
Italy is a poor country full of rich people.
It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
Travelling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
Report of fashions in proud Italy,
Whose manners still our tardy-apish nation
Limps after in base imitation.
Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.
In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed—they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
Italy will always have the best food.
Diane von Furstenberg
Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.
All roads indeed lead to Rome, but theirs also is a more mystical destination, some bourne of which no traveller knows the name, some city, they all seem to hint, even more eternal.
Richard Le Gallienne
Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
Rome had Senators too, that's why it declined.