What could be more part of Italian culture and traditions than love?
Think of Italian culture and one of the things likely to come into your mind is romance. Love and Italy just go together.
The wonderfully expressive language, the beautiful breathtaking scenery, the warm and friendly people, the comforting food, the overall love of life – that’s the romance of Italy.
On this wonderful Sunday and closing our Italian-inspired week we would like to take a closer look at:
Eat, Pray, Love.
Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth Gilbert. ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ is one of those books – you either love it or you hate it, …
The ‘Eat’ section is the one based in Rome, Italy, and in our view is the best part of the book. (this is one of many reasons we choose this book for our Italy-week).
Eating the world’s best pizza, drinking some good Italian wine and enjoying the most delicious ice cream ever, the main character begins her journey of self-discovery in Italy before moving on to spend the rest of her year divided between Mumbai and Bali.
The fact that Italy is the country used to portray the author’s need to find enjoyment in her life rings absolutely true : those are important parts of Italian culture and traditions.
But whether you think she is a self-indulgent, spoilt brat or a sensitive, self-aware woman trying to find herself is a matter for each reader personally. Inspirational or annoying pain in the neck? You can only judge once you’ve read the book.
‘Est, Pray, Love’ is not one of the most romantic books in the usual sense of the word.
The author has, after all, just split up with her husband.
But it’s a good summer read, and the passages about Rome and its mouth-watering ‘gelato’ will have you longing to get back there.
Always follow your heart and make only things which make you happy.
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What city inspired you to leave everything, follow your dream and hopefully most important your love?