The masque of Italy Aphorisms #80

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“Venice once was dear, The pleasant place of all festivity, The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy.”

LORD BYRON

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liquors in one go.”

TRUMAN CAPOTE

“You desire to embrace it, to caress it, to posses it; and finally a soft sense of possession grows up and your visit becomes a perpetual love affair.”

HENRY JAMES

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3 thoughts on “The masque of Italy Aphorisms #80

  1. All great quotes, but I also enjoy this one as I think it really captures the “you have to see it to really understand” quality of the place:

    “If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is—Venice is better.”
    – Fran Lebowitz

    Great pics! Keep ’em coming.

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