So, you’re thinking of going to Italy soon, huh? Or maybe you’re an Italian just longing to return to your home country and you’re dealing with a severe case of homesickness? While we might not help with homesickness, we hope that these 5 quotes about Italy. Get ready to book that plane ticket – before you know it, you’ll be looking for an apartment or room for rent in Rome. We ♥ Italy!

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5 Quotes About Italy You Should Know

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

But… we also want Italy!

2. “Watching Italians eat (especially men, I have to say) is a form of tourism the books don’t tell you about. They close their eyes, raise their eyebrows into accent marks, and make sounds of acute appreciation. It’s fairly sexy. Of course I don’t know how these men behave at home, if they help with the cooking or are vain and boorish and mistreat their wives. I realized Mediterranean cultures have their issues. Fine, don’t burst my bubble. I didn’t want to marry these guys, I just wanted to watch.” ― Barbara Kingsolve

Brb, need to find some Italian men.

3. “Methinks I will not die quite happy without having seen something of that Rome!”– Sir Walter Scott

Thank goodness I booked my ticket to Rome!

4. “Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.” –Bertrand Russell

Challenge accepted.

5.“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

Okay, this one wins.

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