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Quotes about Italy – Who Said It?

Here are some famous quotes about Italy. Can you guess who said it? The answers are below.

  1. “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”
  2. You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”
  3. “The Creator made Italy by designs from Michelangelo.”
  4. “I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians.”
  5. “In Italy, life is a combination of magic and pasta.”
  6. “Rome is not like any other city. It’s a majestic museum, a living room to tiptoe through.”
  7. “A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see.”
  8. “We are all pilgrims who seek Italy.”
  9. On Venice – “To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.”
  10. “Italy and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.”


  1. Truman Capote, 20th century writer
  2. Giuseppe Verdi, 19th century composer
  3. Mark Twain, 19th century writer and humorist
  4. Sir Elton John, musician
  5. Federico Fellini, 20th century filmmaker
  6. Alberto Sordi, Italian actor
  7. Samuel Johnson, 18th century writer and poet
  8. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 18th century writer
  9. Alexander Herzen, 19th century writer
  10. Bertrand Russell, 19th century philosopher