People who know me are very aware of the feeling just talking about Italy gives me. And when I listen to Italian music I just feel like I am instantly transported to the lively country. Well, what can I do? Italy imprinted on my soul and I know with certainty that there are many people in the same situation.

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Where People Are Happily Engaged in the Present Moment

I’ve started traveling fifteen years ago, so I’ve seen many impressive places. What made me fall in love with the Macaroni country is the fact that I actually feel how Italians enjoy every moment of their life.

What I mean is that these people put passion in everything they do. They even drink their coffee with passion, they make that pizza with such passion that it became everybody’s favourite food. These people love life and you can feel that in every corner of the country.

Oggi in figura, domani in sepoltura is a quite famous Italian sayings meaning “Here today, gone tomorrow”. Well, that is the English translation because Italians are more explicit sating:”Today in person, tomorrow in the grave”. So, why don’t we all sip that damn coffee like we mean it?

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A Lovely Spot in a Weirdly Beautiful City: Venice

I’ve started my adventure in Venice, the city considered by many one of the most romantic places in the world. Well, while I find Venice as romantic as Paris ( which is far from having anything to do with romance in my opinion) I enjoyed a day here. I’ve visited all I had on my list, eaten delicious pizza and even had a kinky menage a trois with my boyfriend and Florian.

The kinky encounter happened Piazza San Marco, where else? That’s where the famous Venetian cafe is since 1720! Normally, I don’t like expensive touristy spots, but I really love old things and Florian is known for being the oldest cafe in Europe, so I had to check it out.

We paid more than I would pay for a coffee but man, the vibe given by the lively Piazza, combined with the delicious dose of caffeine and the orchestra made my day perfect! So, if you are searching for some Italian romance in Venice, try finding it at Caffè Florian!

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Lost in the Centre of the Italian Renaissance: Florence

My next stop was the capital city of the region of Tuscany and the centre of the Italian Renaissance. Yes, Florence! I was so excited about visiting this place that I even dreamt about it. I knew this was the place that could give me exactly what I was looking for.  And it did!

Florence is the city where I became wild! I started with opening my soul and letting Leonardo da Vinci in. We met in the heart of the city, where the museum is located and had an amazing time.He showed me his world and let me touch his…machines! Can you think of something more romantic than this?

Well, if your answer is ” Yes, playing with Galileo’s telescope” you’re a bit obnoxious but… definitely right! My next stop was Museo Galileo. However, this guy was not as giving as Leonardo so I could look, but not touch! Having also a romantic location, in Piazza dei Giudici, along the River Arno, Museo Galileo definitely added a bit of scientific flavour to my Italian romance!

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Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto!

So, Galileo let me look, Leonardo let me touch but, as I said I got wild in Florence. Therefore, I completed my romantic escape with a bit of art. I got the chance to see Michelangelo’s whole package. If you love art as much as I do, you already know I am talking about David, the biblical character and Michelangelo’s famous “baby”, exposed at Galleria dell’Accademia.

If you don’t believe that Florence can make people go crazy, ask my boyfriend who had to stand in line for hours so I got the chance to see David’s…splendor! Totally worth the fight!

Anyway, I don’t know how other people like traveling, but I can’t think of a better romance than a perfect menage a trois between impressive culture, good food and happy people. If you agree, take some days off and spend them in Italy!

 

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