The name Italy comes from the word Italia, meaning “calf land,” perhaps because the bull was a symbol of the Southern Italian
Vatican City is the only nation in the world that can lock its own gates at night. It has its own phone company, radio, T.V. stations, money, and stamps. It even has its own army, the historic Swiss Guard.
Prices in Italy are only slightly lower than in France, which means that Italy is a very expensive country for everyone, natives, visitors and tourists.
Italy is a geographical expression.
Certainly, in Italy, nobody takes light for granted.
A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy the Church. America Hollywood.
Repetita iuvant. Italy, a land of great saints, poets, sailors, artists, statesmen, businessmen, lawyers, intellectuals, professors, journalists, whores, gangsters, religious parasites and dickheads.
Carl William Brown
Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media machine controls most of what people see.
I would like to thank my parents in Vergaio, a little village in Italy. They gave me the biggest gift: poverty.
I do not have any political commitments anymore. I’m politically a total agnostic; I’m one of the few writers in Italy who refuses to be identified with a specific political party.
I’m a pretty calm person. That came from living in Italy for a long time. Nothing works, nothing is on time. You have to learn to deal with it.
In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, – into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.
I say to the young, be happy that you were born in Italy because of the beauty of the human capital, both masculine and feminine, of this country… No other country has such human capital.
I am very proud to be Italian.
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
L’Italia in breve. (208 p.) Youcanprint Edition. Italian e-book with 60 pages of quotes in English about Italy and the Italians.