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A Love Letter to Italy…

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup – #3 February 2018 – A Love Letter To Italy

 

My Dearest Italia,

  It’s with fondest memories I write this letter to you. With our love story beginning almost twenty years ago now, our passion has strengthened and intensified. I adore each region of you. North and south, each so exclusive and alluring, combining special memories and moments which I hold close to my heart.  From the exceptional beauty of Venice, where your panoramic views took my breath away, to the rugged, yet rustic countryside of our family’s hometown in Sicily.

  I remember clearly, first laying eyes on your city of love. Yes, fair Verona, where we were blessed with the opportunity to relive the magical story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Firstly, visiting the tomb of Juliet, and then Juliet’s family home. We were determined to autograph our names and initials, on the wall of love, amongst the millions of other lover’s imprints. I recall finding a step to sit on, in the crowd infested courtyard of Juliet’s house. Filled with a plethora of tourists, eagerly waiting to touch and have their photographs taken with the bronze statue of the young Capulet. Observing the chaotic surroundings, I glanced up towards the infamous balcony, where Juliet stood as her star struck lover Romeo, stood below in the middle of the courtyard and confessed his undying love to his beloved. To my surprise, the balcony was empty! For a minute it was completely free from excited tourists posing for photos. I took my chance, and reached for my camera to capture a true moment in time. Through the lens, I pictured sweet Juliet, star gazing, patiently waiting for her one true love. With an ever-slight whisper through the air, I gently hear, “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?”

  This is merely a single part of you Italia, and there are so many more adoring memories I will cherish forever. Each visit reaffirming my love for you, and strengthening our special bond.

  It is with this affection, I will always love you and hold you near and dear to my heart, and I sincerely await the day we will be reunited once again.

                                                       Forever Yours

                                                                   A Mindful Traveller

 

 

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96 comments on “A Love Letter to Italy…

  1. Lovely. I know that love.

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  2. I loved this! Italy is such a beautiful place; I really can’t wait to go back!xx

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  3. Bella Italia so bewitching, so captivating …. your love letter is exquisite, your love unswaying and everlasting and it touches the part of my heart she nestles in uninterrupted xx

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  4. THANK YOU FOR THIS! I just adore Verona so I really liked your re-telling of this experience. Felt like I was right there with you. P.S. Thanks for creating the beautiful PIN-able image. Makes it so much easier to share and I already added it to my Pinterest!

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  5. Wonderful post Lorelle. Your love for bella Italia shines through every word of your letter, and little wonder, it’s a beautiful country. ❤️

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  6. Wonderful post Lorelle. Your love for bella Italia shines through every word of your letter, and with little wonder. It’s a beautiful country. ❤️

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  7. Lovely letter! Bella Italia

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  8. I really enjoyed this post, its a lovely letter and such a picturesque imagery ❤

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  9. emptynestmummy

    Thanks for sharing your love of Italy. And your beautiful photography.

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  10. Oh I love this! So romantic! So lovely as well to think it was 20 years ago and here you are still all loved up. With Italy and Hubby! xx

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  11. What a beautiful photo. We haven’t yet been to Italy, but it is on our list.

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  12. I really can’t think of a more romantic location than Italy. They have such style and attention to detail.

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  13. This was beautiful! I would love to visit Italy for myself one day (: ❤

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  14. A lovely post Lorelle. And loved that leading photo, just gorgeous.

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  15. This was such a lovely whimsical type of letter! Fun to read.

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  16. Aww how lovely, Lorelle. I was suddenly back in the arms of Verona, that beauty. xx

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  17. Verona is such a charming city. It was one of my Italian favourites as well. So magical sitting having an Aperitivo overlooking the amphitheatre! Can you imagine seeing Aida there?

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  18. I have wanted to go to Italy for so long now its crazy. Yet I have not stepped onto her fair shores. Its funny I was just looking at some tours to Italy. Will have to wait till 2021 perhaps 2020. Perhaps Im leaving her to last.

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  19. Aha the romantic part of you is showing my friend. Love it! Love the letter too! I remember your posts on Italy, they were all full of love and adoration of the place (and food hehe). I wish we could visit too someday. 🙂

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  20. That is an incredible panoramic capture, Lorelle! Simply stunning; I can only imagine how breath-taking it would be to actually be standing right there, taking it all in.

    My husband and I planned a month-long driving vacation through Italy about 20 years ago – we never took it as I got pregnant with our First Child. Your Letter has rekindled the desire to visit; it will have to go back onto our Travel List.

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  21. This is so beautiful, Lorelle. So when I traveled to Venice in 2008 I wrote a love letter, but never published it. So now you inspired me to put it to light, but I’m so scared it will read silly. 🙂 xx

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    • Thanks lovely.
      Wow, you should definitely use that piece of writing for the link up Nano. I’m glad it inspired you, and I’m sure it is not silly…. it’s written from your heart, so it will be beautiful and mean so much more ❤️

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  22. I wouldn’t have been able to say it better. Fully agree!

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  23. Beautiful letter! ❤

    Lucy and Kelly xx
    http://www.theblossomtwins.com

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  24. I haven’t been to Italy..but it is on my bucket list..great photos 🙂

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  25. I seriously need to get me to Italy!

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  26. I feel like that about London:)

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  27. So wonderful to know about this beautiful place, autographing on the wall of love really cool!

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  28. I love Italy, the beautiful cities, the spectacular food, the lyrical language and the food and the wine…how soon can I go back? Thanks for taking me back to Verona Lorelle 😘

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  29. How I wish I’d spent every holiday in Italy instead of only two. Maybe next year.

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  30. oh, this is so wonderfully written! I mean Italy is no hidden gem and it’s on every traveler’s list but let’s say it was a hidden gem and this post was the first place I heard of it, it would still be on my travel list.
    I love how you describe it with so much warmth. 🙂

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  31. I love Italy so much. Obviously you do too. Beautifully words and I hope Italy is listening to you!
    Italy, France and Germany are my favourite holiday destinations.

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  32. Lovely share. I too visited Italy just few months back(holiday). I could relate few of your facts.

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  33. Ciao Lorelle! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your love letter to Italy! I agree, from North to South each region is special and lovable. I love Verona as well and love how you described the scene there!

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  34. So simply and wonderfully put! Thanks for sharing with us! ❤

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  35. Lorelle, Juliet’s balcony was unreal! Felt like I was living a romantic dream… And my Romeo was, in fact Italy itself! Great read! Thank you!

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  36. Sorry for commenting only now, I wanted to read the letters “con calma” 😉

    Aww, I love that you chose to write a love letter to Italy, mentioning such a romantic city as Verona! You were lucky indeed to be able to take a picture of an empty balcony, haha ;D

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  37. Lovely. I will be spending two months in Italy later this year, and your post just made me so excited.

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  38. How lovely post. Thank You.We love Italy. We have been in Rome, Milan, Sorrento, Capri, Vesuvius and Pompeii.

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  41. I live in Italy and i really appreciated your letter! Come to visit my blog if you have time! by amazedtraveller07

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  42. Lericciand Lljatico are our favorite spots and while we love it all it will always be our go to place where memories and frienships blossomed under the Tuscan sun.

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  44. This is so nice ❤ I'm an Italian who's been living abroad since forever but I always tear up when people say beautiful things about my home country ❤

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  45. Italy is one of the most famous city around the world. Italy is my favorite city there have many interesting think Every travel Want to go there. I am also want to go there can you give me some tips about traveling in there.

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