Read the World Wrap-Up | Italy

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Rome (The_Double_A/Pixabay)

I’ve never been so loathe to leave a country as I am to move on from Italy. And a country’s never felt so real to me as this, the birthplace of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance. I’ve always had a somewhat nebulous desire to see Italy because it’s Italy. It contains the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel.

That desire has hardened into something more specific: I wish to walk the streets that the ancient Romans once hewed out of rock and stone. I wish to see the same buildings that inspired a generation of artists and, eventually, the world. I wish to float through the city that enjoyed a millennium of democratic rule. I even wish to trod the treacherous, bloody path that the Allies took to liberate Italy.

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Florence (Mariamichelle/Pixabay)

And yes, I wish to eat mounds of authentic Italian food.

Maybe some day when I’m independently wealthy, I can spend a month observing the Italian culture in person and getting lost in the past and present. But until then, I have this, a handful of books to lead me through the crooked streets. For now, it’ll have to be enough. And I’ve learned a lot.

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Venice (PhotoGranary/Pixabay)

What Italy Has Taught Me:

Final Musings:

Italy has left me with a yearning to know more and a long list of books that I never would have had time to read in just a month. I think that’s a pretty good sign of a place worth visiting in person one day.

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Dolly says:

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