I recently went on a wonderful Mediterranean cruise that included four ports in Italy. Here are some of the beautiful doors and windows I found.
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“On Approaching Italy” by Oscar Wilde
I reached the Alps: the soul within me burned,
Italia, my Italia, at thy name:
And when from out the mountain’s heart I came
And saw the land for which my life had yearned,
I laughed as one who some great prize had earned:
And musing on the marvel of thy fame
I watched the day, till marked with wounds of flame
The turquoise sky to burnished gold was turned.
The pine-trees waved as waves a woman’s hair,
And in the orchards every twining spray
Was breaking into flakes of blossoming foam:
But when I knew that far away at Rome
In evil bonds a second Peter lay,
I wept to see the land so very fair.
Here’s a playlist I put together for an Autumn trip to Italy. Wonderful to listen to on the long flight. One of the stops for this trip was Lucca, Puccini’s birthplace, so a lots of opera.