Things I love about Italy | A Valentine’s Day Tribute

I thought in honor of sweetheart’s day I would simply list the things that I love about Italy.  Here they are, off the top of my head and in no particular order.  Go ahead, I encourage you to make your own list and send me the link to include in a future post about our love affair with this amazing place!

  • passeggiata
  • house wine
  • pistachio  gelato
  • bells tolling in the morning
  • the sound of swallows in Siena
  • the smell of sunrise
  • the sound of silverware on china plates in the late evening from my balcony window
  • guessing how fast the car that just passed me is going
  • the thrill of a good parking spot
  • porchetta straight from the van
  • the click of high heels on cobblestones
  • a cool drink from a fountain when in Rome
  • the bored look of the officials after baggage claim
  • osso bucco in Rome
  • polenta served family style
  • giving exact change
  • cheek kisses
  • espresso shots
  • savoring a morning cappuccino
  • following my nose for dinner
  • old men on benches
  • marveling at what an ape can carry
    Courtesy of Italy from the Inside

Did I miss something?  Send my a link to your Things I love about Italy list.

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copyright 2012  Andi Brown, Once in a Lifetime Travel

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About the author: Andi Brown

I am passionate about helping people create vacations that are perfect for them through personalized travel planning, itinerary review and small experience focused tours. My services put an emphasis on the experience of Italy, getting my clients away from the tourist crowds and into the heart and soul of the people. I believe in working with family run businesses at great locations with attention to the details. If you can dream it I can make it happen.

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  1. antoguida - 2012-02-14 at 5:44 pm Reply

    I love pistacchio too! 🙂
    nice and sweet list about Italy, I always wonder why people love Italy and Italians so much while we seem distasting our own country.

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