“A beutiful city completely surrounded by intact renaissance city walls. You can’t miss a visit.” — Anonymous author.


“Somewhere, in that totality known as the universe, is a galaxy called the Milky Way. Tucked into the corner of that galaxy is a planet named Earth. On that planet is a city called Mantua. Go straight ahead, past the fountain, turn right, then left, and right again. You’ll find yourself walking along the water, listening, as a man sings of his beloved’s unfaithful heart. And even the fish begin to weep. Quando La Donna è Mobile”. — The Doctor (ST:VOY).


“Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I came to realize that I could become someone here.” — Giorgio Armani.


“And when I thought of Florence, it was like a miracle city embalmed and like a corolla, because it was called the city of lilies and its cathedral, St. Mary of the Flowers.” — Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way.


“All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words,’Ich bin ein Berliner.’ I am a Berliner!” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

1963 Speech at WestBerlin City Hall, Rudolf Wilde Platz, 26  Jun.

Pietra di Bismantova

“Because it is there.” — George Mallory,
answer to the question ‘Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?”


because an image is worth a million words


“Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what’s missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we’re here.”
Trisha McCagh


“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”
Edward Abbey


“A good photo is like a good joke. There’s no need for explanation.”
― Anonymous author


“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Andersen





“Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.” — Francesco Petrarca.

De remediis utriusque fortunae (1354), Book II

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“Surge nel chiaro inverno la fosca turrita Bologna,
e il colle sopra bianco di neve ride.
È l’ora soave che il sol morituro saluta
le torri e ’l tempio, divo Petronio, tuo”
— Giosuè Carducci, Nella Piazza di San Petronio.

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“A beutiful city completely surrounded by intact renaissance city walls. You can’t miss a visit.” — Anonymous author.

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