Italy, I Love You!

I love Italy! Doesn’t everyone love Italy? The poets certainly loved her. The Browning’s, Shelley, Bryon, and others all spent time in Italy and were inspired by her. The great painters all made pilgrimages to Italy. The greatest artists were born Italian. The French have the Tour de France but Italian bicyclists and bicycles are what give cycling its panache.

There are so many reasons to love Italy. With apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, let me count the ways:

  1. Gelato
  2. Chianti
  3. Prosciutto and melon
  4. Pasta
  5. Cheese
  6. Art
  7. History
  8. The beaches
  9. Fashion
  10. Cycling

Stop reading this blog and get yourself to Italy. When you return you will be gushing to your friends about Italy the way a teenager gushes about this week’s one true love. They may begin to avoid you out of envy and jealousy. Here are three photos from past trips to keep you company while you count the days to your departure.

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