7 Quotes to Inspire You To Visit Italy

May 11, 2016,

There’s just something special about Italy – something that always has me coming back for more. I can’t get enough of this beautiful country – from the North to the South, and everywhere in between, I’m hooked. Once you visit Italy, it’s hard to not not return to the land of pizza, pasta, gelato, piazzas, fountains, fashion, and the passeggiata… 

Here are 7 quotes to inspire you to visit Italy (as if you needed more convincing and inspiration…)

Gelato @ Tropical Ice in Roma, Italy // 7 Quotes & Photos to Inspire You to Visit Italy! on happiestwhenexploring.com -> CLICK to visit! “Uno non può pensare bene, amare bene, dormire bene se non ha mangiato bene.” 
Translates to: One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if he has not eaten well. And where else can you eat well but Italy?

Beautiful pink sky in Rome // 7 Quotes & Photos to Inspire You to Visit Italy! on happiestwhenexploring.com -> CLICK to visit!“You may have the Universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi 

The original quote in Italian, spoken by Verdi is said to be: “Avrai tu l’universo, resti l’Italia a me,” with the literal translation as: “you will have the rest of the universe, leave Italy to me.” With mountains and farms, the sea and the sand, modern cities and ancient ruins, some of the best art and architecture, it’s no wonder that Verdi was happy to have Italy. 

IMG_0231“Dolce far niente.”
The sweetness of doing nothing. There is something sacred about this – about the pleasure of just being – in Italy. It’s nice to let go of the guilt that we so often have about “doing nothing” (especially in North America) and give into the dolce far niente.

The Tyrrhenian Sea in Italy // 7 Quotes & Photos to Inspire You to Visit Italy! on happiestwhenexploring.com -> CLICK to visit!“Nature is the art of God.” – Dante Alighieri
I don’t know about you, but I think God managed some darn good “art” in Italy. 

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” – Sophia Loren
So enjoy that spaghetti (and pizza, and gelato, and bruschetta…) and look like Sophia Loren 😉 

7 Quotes & Photos to Inspire You to Visit Italy! on happiestwhenexploring.com -> CLICK to visit!“Chi è sano e da pie del Sultano.”
Translates to: “Good health is above wealth.” In Italy, the food is fantastic because the ingredients are fantastic. (Almost) everything is locally produced, or home grown – you know where your food is coming from, you know what’s in it, you know what’s good for you, and you know how to enjoy it – and with that, good health. Health, quality, experience… life comes before “material wealth”.

“Paese che vai, usanze che trovi.”
Translates (roughly) to: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Experience the places you visit as a local, and in what better “paese” to do this than in Italy?! 

What are your favourite quotes about Italy, or quotes that inspire you to travel to Italy?7 Quotes & Photos to Inspire You to Visit Italy! on happiestwhenexploring.com -> CLICK to visit & REPIN if you love Italy <3

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4 Comments

  • Reply Ilena C. May 12, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Your photos capture the essence of the quotes you chose and they say it all! Great photos to jog my hunger and thirst for Italy! ❤️

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring May 14, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Thank you verrrr much! Viva l’Italia! <3

  • Reply Celia May 17, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I love Verdi’s quote. I’ve been lucky enough to go to Italy three times and I can’t have enough of it either. I can not wait for the day I’ll be able to go back there and have all that gelato.

    “Dolce far niente ” would be to have a gelato in one hand near the beautiful beaches of Italy

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring May 18, 2016 at 8:32 am

      <3 gelato and the beach... perfect combo!

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