Postcard from Italy :: Florence 

Few hours in Florence… | Photo ©ockstyle

“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…” ~ Beppe Severgnini Postcard from Italy :: Florence 

Postcard from Italy :: Abruzzi, Mare e Monti

“Farther than Abruzzi”: Boccaccio made one of his characters say it to give a sense of the distant, of the secluded, of the fabulous. And his can certainly be taken as a proverbial expression to designate the condition and history of Abruzzi Region.

“Più in là che Abruzzi”, faceva dire il Boccaccio a un suo personaggio per dare il senso del lontano, dell’appartato, del favoloso. E la sua può sicuramente essere assunta a espressione proverbiale per designare la condizione e la storia abruzzesi. (Mario Pomilio).

Postcard from Italy :: Abruzzi, Mare e Monti