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Perfectly Sums Up Italy

written by M.E. Evans February 10, 2013

First of all, let’s get one thing straight. Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset, olive groves, lemon trees, white wine, and raven-haired girls. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze. It’s alluring, but complicated. It’s the kind of place that can have you fuming and then purring in the space of a hundred meters, or in the course of ten minutes. Italy is the only workshop in the world that can turn out both Botticellis and Berlusconis.
― Beppe Severgnini, La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

 

A beautiful medieval town with cobblestone, old shops, beautiful architecture, and this creepy thing.

A beautiful medieval town with cobblestone, old shops, beautiful architecture, and this creepy thing.

 

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