I love quotes. Others are so much more eloquent, so I’ll add quotes from time to time, to help express my feelings about Italy.
“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”
Giuseppe Verdi, an Italian opera composer, 1813-1901. You may not know the name, but you’ll probably recognize his work:
La donna è mobile (Woman is fickle), canzone from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto” (1851) performed by the tenor Enrico Caruso (1908)
The picture is mine from Padua. The sentiment, mine too.