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12 More Quotes About Italy That Make You Want to Go There

The beautiful country of Italy, with its lush, rolling countryside, its gorgeous shores, and its rich culture and traditions, is something that we are always passionate about. Yes, we love Italy A LOT, and we have made it our mission to try to help people experience everything that Italy has to offer, and help them fall in love with it, too.

As usual, though, don’t just take our word for it. Instead, in this new set of quotes about Italy, we’ll let the words of famous artists and poets convince you just how lovely Italy can be, and that you should definitely head there soon to see for yourself what all the praise is about!

Italy Quotes Fanny Burney

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy. ~ Fanny Burney, novelist

Italy Quotes Erica Jong 1

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, author and teacher

Italy Quotes Anna Akhmatova

Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life. ~ Anna Akhmatova, poet

Italy quotes Sir Walter Scott

Methinks I will not die quite happy without having seen something of that Rome of which I have read so much. ~ Sir Walter Scott, novelist and poet

Italy quotes Thomas Mann

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. ~ Thomas Mann, novelist

Italy quotes Eila Hiltunen

Even now I miss Italy dearly, I dream about it every night. ~ Eila Hiltunen, sculptor

Italy quotes Bonnie Bedelia

If I spoke Italian, I’d be in Italy in a minute. I love the food, I love the way people live there. I mean, it really is my idea of paradise. ~ Bonnie Bedelia, actress

Italy quotes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

White phantom city, whose untrodden streets are rivers, and whose pavements are the shifting Shadows of the palaces and strips of sky. ~ “Venice,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet and educator

Italy quotes Lord Byron

I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand; I saw from out the wave of her structure’s rise, As from the stroke of the enchanter’s wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand, Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O’er the far times, when many a subject land Look’d to the winged Lion’s marble pines, Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles. ~ Lord Byron, poet

Italy quotes Erica Jong

It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone. ~ Erica Jong, author and teacher

Italy quotes DH Lawrence

For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery. ~ D.H. Lawrence, novelist

Orson Welles

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. ~ Orson Welles, actor and writer

We’ll never really run out of good things to say about Italy, and people who have experienced this awesome country have also found themselves in the same situation. So, in case you haven’t yet, come join us and count yourself among the many who can say, “WE LOVE ITALY!”

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By Priscila Siano (266 Posts)

Priscila Siano is the Marketing Director of Tour Italy Now, an online tour operator specializing in Italy travel. She's a respected expert on making dream Italy vacations a reality for clients.

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