“For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy
is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery‚
back, back down the old ways of time.
Strange and wonderful chords awake in us,
and vibrate again after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness.”
“Methinks I will not die quite happy
without having seen something of that Rome of which I have read so much.”
Sir Walter Scott
“Italy, and the spring and first love
should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.”
“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.”
“There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy.”
“Even now I miss Italy dearly,
I dream about it every night.”
If you could go to Rome tomorrow, what would you most like to see?