"As an Italian, I find it hard to talk about Italy because I am afraid of praising it too much. On the other hand it is impossible to deny its beauty and diversity. You move only a few kilometers and everything changes; the landscape, the architecture, the food, and the nuances of language. Few places in the world have such variety and wealth of natural, cultural and artistic beauty.
When we're young, we're more attracted to exotic and far away places. As the years pass, we learn to appreciate what has given us roots and shaped our aesthetic taste and artistic sensibility."--Alina