#100ItalyFacts on Instagram, days 21-27

Since the very beginning the purpose of this challenge was to share facts which are slightly different and less obvious from the common stories you hear about Italy basically everyday.

So this past week I have the decided to start with Italian poetry, which I guess is not very well-know for the obvious language barrier, for then examining a fewย legends behind some of the most high-trafficked cities and famous tourist spots and concluding with our usual culinary Sunday!

Enjoy and, if you’d like me to post about a particular topic I have yet to write about, ask in a comment below! ๐Ÿ˜‰

#100ItalyFacts [day21]: โคwe deserve a little bit of Italian #romanticism today.โค Among the most beloved Italian poets of the 20th century, there's #EugenioMontale from Genua. "Meriggiare pallido e assorto" is one of his most famous #poems, but, among Italian female students, "Ho sceso dandoti il braccio" is definitely the favourite one. It's a moving #poem that tells about the ability of Mosca, his wife, to open his eyes and to teach him to really see and comprehend the world around him. Here there is a translation by Francesca Ciambella: โค๐Ÿ’• "I went down, arm in arm with you, a million stairs, at least. And now that you are not here, I feel emptiness at each step. Our long journey was brief, though. Mine still lasts, but I don't need any more connections, reservations, traps, humiliation of those who think reality is what we are used to see. I went down, arm in arm with you, a millions of stairs, at least and not because with four eyes we see better that with two. With you I went downstairs because I knew, among the two of us, the only real eyes, although very blurred, belonged to you."โค๐Ÿ’• #italianliterature #italian #lovestory #poetry #italianpoetry #italianculture #moving #emotions #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #quotes #emotional #life #marriedlife #lovequotes #italy #learn #inspirational #whatitalyis #heart #hearts #quotestagram

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#100ItalyFacts [day24]: #CastelloSforzesco is presumably the most #haunted place in #Milan. ๐Ÿ‘ป It is believed you could encounter the ghosts of: โœ” Bona di Savoia, still lamenting the premature death of her husband; โœ” Ludovico Il Moro; โœ” Bianca Sforza, who died during her wedding night; โœ” Isabella d'Aragona; โœ” Beatrice d'Este, who died right after the delivery of a stillborn; โœ” Bianca Scappardone Visconti, decapitated; โœ” Isabella da Lampugnano, executed because she was believed a witch. Sure you still wanna visit it?!? ๐Ÿ‘ป ๐Ÿ‘ป #italy #whatitalyis #euapiedi #ghost #mystery #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelblogger #blog #blogger #travelblog #explore #exploremore #mysterytour #milano #castle #instatravel #instatrip #picoftheday #wanderlust #travelbug

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See you next time with a post about the most famous Christmas Markets in Italy. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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6 thoughts on “#100ItalyFacts on Instagram, days 21-27

    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ The mushroom pickers roaming around with their underwear inside out are so funny, lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      I can understand why he didn’t recognize Mussolini’s speech: his speeches are not something we study at school. History textbooks are not so detailed in this matter. Concerning the poem, it must be because during school years guys are not very romantic xD

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