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100+ Awesome Italy Quotes and Sayings for Instagram Captions

Looking for some amazing Italy quotes and sayings? It is no secret that Italy is a great place to travel and very instagrammable.

Here are 100+ Italy Quotes to (hopefully) inspire you to visit Italy or if you have already been use as awesome Instagram captions!

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100+ Italy Quotes, Sayings & Instagram captions

Italy Instagram Captions

Here are some fabulous Italy Instagram captions to use for your Italy pictures:

“The name of Italy has magic in its very syllables.” – Mary Shelley

“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” – Anna Akhmatova

“Everything in Italy that is particularly elegant and grand borders upon insanity and absurdity or at least is reminiscent of childhood.” – Alexander Herzen

“The Creator made Italy by designs from Michelangelo.” – Mark Twain

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi

“Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy.” – Fanny Burney

“Is there anywhere in the world as full of beauty as Italy?” – Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera

“When life gives you twists and turns, Chique Yourself Up in Italy!” – Barbara Conelli

“If the landscape of human emotion were to exist in country, it would be in Italy.” – Lisa Fantino

“How beautiful is sunset, when the glow of Heaven descends upon a land like thee, Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy!” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

If you are traveling in Italy, you might also like to check out: Prettiest Towns in Lake Como


Italy Instagram Captions for Streets as cool as this

Quotes about Tuscany 

Tuscany is one of the best places to travel in Italy. Here are some of our favourite Tuscany quotes to inspire you to visit:

“My idea of heaven still is to drive the gravel farm roads of Umbria and Tuscany, very pleasantly lost.” – Frances Mayes

“The Tuscan countryside whizzed by in a kaleidoscopic whirl of shapes and colors. Green grass and trees melded with blue sky, purple and yellow wildflowers, peachy-orange villas, brown-and-gray farmhouses, and the occasional red-and-white Autogrill, Italy’s (delicious) answer to fast food.” ― Jenny Nelson

“It is the house of my dreams. My Tuscan dream! [Every Italophile’s dream]” ― Kate Fitzroy

“Fresh tobacco. Black currants. God, it was so good. She kept it in her mouth for a count of ten before she swallowed. If there was any magic in this world that was not magic, it was wine. She smelled wet hay from a tumbledown field in Tuscany in the early morning, after the sky turned light, but before the sun burned off the dew.” — Lev Grossman

“Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“When a little more than a teenager, I was a piano-bar pianist in the land where I was born and raised, Tuscany.” – Andrea Bocelli

“Tuscany is a storybook landscape, home to medieval hill towns, fabled wines and, as crucible of the Renaissance, an unrivaled collection of artistic masterpieces.”

See more: Things to do in Sirmione.


Tuscany is certainly one of the most magical places to visit in Italy

Florence Italy Quotes

Florence is a great city. Here are some of our favourite Florence quotes to inspire you to visit:

“To see the sun sink down, drowned on his pink and purple and golden floods, and overwhelm Florence with tides of color that make all the sharp lines dim and faint and turn the solid city to a city of dreams, are a sight to stir the coldest nature.” – Mark Twain

“Florence’s is a subtle beauty—its staid, unprepossessing palaces built in local stone are not showy, even though they are very large. They take on certain magnificence when day breaks and when the sun sets; their muted colors glow in this light.” – Fodors

“Florence is considered to be the artistic, historical, and cultural capital of not only Tuscany, but of all Italy. Its physical elegance coexists beautifully with the il dolce far niente (the sweetness of doing nothing) lifestyle of the Florentines and it reveals the city in a strong, yet gentle way that makes us want to delve deep into its art, culture, and history.” – Globo Trecks

“Sure, Florence is touristy. But where else can you stroll the same pedestrian streets walked by Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli while savoring the world’s best gelato?” – Rick Steves

“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.

“We are fortunate: Florence isn’t just the cradle of art—it is a city that celebrates the art of living well.” –  National Geographic

“The energy of Florence is indescribable: overflowing with bustle and charm, teeming with life. Every corner bears new treasures, every cobblestone a gem. The artistry in the sculptures, the landscapes, the architecture is beyond compare. I feel a sense of humility and awe walking along these ancient streets, which have served as witness to countless revolutions, tread upon for so many centuries by artists and martyrs and geniuses alike. The stones are infused with history and culture and knowledge: I feel it. I feel the presence of generations, I feel the weight of giants.” – Emily Kyle, CAPA Florence alumna

“Florence is one of my greatest loves. Loving a city is like loving a person: I was initially attracted to Florence’s beauty, I enjoy so many of her qualities, I accept my beloved city as she is, and I love how she makes me feel when I am in her embrace. I didn’t choose to love Florence by checking items off of a list, but rather by feeling her love inside of me. While I am attracted to Florence’s exterior, it is her interior that I fell in love with. Her heart, her soul, and her vibrant energy influence me every day.” – Melinda Gallo


Florence Italy is a great place to visit

Rome Quotes

Rome is definitely one of our favourite places to travel in Italy. Here are some of our favourite Rome Quotes.

”Italy has changed. But Rome is Rome.” – Robert De Niro

“Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes.” – Alberto Sordi

“Yes, I have finally arrived to this Capital of the World! I now see all the dreams of my youth coming to life… Only in Rome is it possible to understand Rome.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A fool is one who admires other cities without visiting Rome.” – Francesco Petrarca

“Rome – the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.” – George Eliot

“I have not been three days at Rome. How charming are the Italian women! Nature seems here to have concentrated all her beauties. In other countries she has bestow’d only one feature; but in Rome the countenance is perfect. There she has given souls without bodies; here they both exist in the same being.” – Washington Allston


Venice Quotes

Venice is a magical place and very instagrammable. Here are some of our favourite Venice quotes for Instagram captions:

“Venice is eternity itself.” – Joseph Brodsky

“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” – Arthur Symons

“I’m often in Venice in November and December, when it’s foggy and wintry, and the decorations in the shops and the lights in the churches make the place feel both Christmassy and melancholic.” – Juergen Teller

“Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall.” – Jerry Saltz

“Venice is truly magical. The Devon-Dorset coast in England is so beautiful, and its sandstone cliffs are full of fossils, which can make for some very exciting walks. And I love Halifax, a great place with all the modern things you could want, plus a wonderful sense of history, and, of course, the sea.” – Jo Beverley

“Venice, Italy, is one of my favorite cities, a place I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice.” – Rosecrans Baldwin

“Venice, Italy, survives 365 days out of every year in water; New Orleans can survive a few days of water if it has to.” – Billy Tauzin

“Paris is an ideal place to become informed, while Venice is a place to think and write.” – Pontus Hulten

“Venice has always fascinated me. Every country in Europe then was run by kings and the Vatican except Venice, which was basically run by councils. I’ve always wondered why.” – Alan Furst

“It’s so easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of a city like Venice, where everything is just beautiful color and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. You can roam around and get lost in the labyrinth.” – Nanette Lepore


Who doesn’t want to travel to Venice!?

Quotes About Italian Food

Let’s face it, Italian food is so totally delicious. Here are our absolute favourite quotes about Italian food. Disclaimer: It may make you very hungry.

“Italy will always have the best food.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“It is estimated that Italians eat an average of sixty pounds of pasta yearly— a large bowl of pasta six days a week.” – Dinah Fried

“In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine.” – Robin Leach
“You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they stay, it’s for the same two things…Love and gelato.” – Jenna Evans Welch

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.” -George Miller

“I think people in Italy live their lives better than we do. It’s an older country, and they’ve learned to celebrate dinner and lunch, whereas we sort of eat as quickly as we can to get through it.” – George Clooney

“Italian cuisine is the most famous and beloved cuisine in the world for a reason. Accessible, comforting, seemingly simple but endlessly delicious, it never disappoints, just as it seems to never change.” – Matt Goulding

“In Italy, food is an expression of love. It is how you show those around you that you care for them. Having a love for food means you also have a love for those you are preparing it for and for yourself.” – Joe Bastianich

“I love the simplicity, the ingredients, the culture, the history and the seasonality of Italian cuisine. In Italy people do not travel. They cook the way grandma did, using fresh ingredients and what is available in season.” – Anne Burrell

“Whether a gastronomic tour of Italy, an elegant meal at the home of an Italian acquaintance, or “cooking Italian” back in one’s own kitchen, the prospect is mouth-watering.” – Claudia Piras


Quotes About Italian Food – the best food EVER!

When in Italy Quotes

Well, when in Italy, do it like the Italians do! Here are some of the best when in Italy quotes and captions:

“When in Italy, eat lots of pizza”

“When in Italy, you definitely need a vespa”

“When in Italy, carbs are no longer a sin”

More Great Italy Quotes

For when you can’t get enough of Italy:

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi

“Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.” – Bertrand Russell

“Even now I miss Italy dearly, I dream about it every night.” – Eila Hiltunen

“One of the great joys of traveling through Italy is discovering firsthand that it is, indeed, a dream destination.” – from the book “Italy Luxury: Family Hotels & Resorts” by Debra Levinson

“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” – Anna Akhmatova

“I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians.” – Elton John

Quotes About Being Italian

Italians love good food, wine and appreciate family. Here are some quotes about being Italian:

“I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook.” – Robert Mondavi

“The Italians were getting so accustomed to tragedies and disasters that their appetite for sensation was becoming jaded.” – Timothy Holme

“The Italians are called “Children of the Sun”. They might better be called “Children of the Shadow”. Their souls are dark and nocturnal.” – D. H. Lawrence

“The reality is that when you visit Italy, you’ll be hijacked by relatives of all sorts; the entire family tree is waiting to meet you.” – Ivanka Di Felice

“In Italy, even the policemenists look like they’ve just come off a catwalk. One I found, standing on a rostrum in the middle of a Roman square, was immaculate, as was his routine. Each wave of the hand, each toot of the whistle and each twist of the body was Pans People perfect. Never mind that the traffic was completely ignoring him, he looked good, and that’s what mattered. Looking good in Italy is even more important than looking where you’re going.” – Jeremy Clarkson
“In Italy there are about 60 million people and we know how high is the percentage of morons on national soil.” – Carl William Brown

“The pride taken by the Italians in their gifted women is among the most important facts in the history of their Renaissance.” – Walter Shaw Sparrow

Italy Love Quotes

Italy is the city of love. Here are our favourite Italy Love Quotes. If love love quotes, see here for more!

“Siamo angeli con un’ala sola, solo restando abbracciati possiamo volare.” – We are angels with only one wing; only embracing each other are we able to fly.” – Luciano De Crescenzo

“Che l’amore è tutto, è tutto ciò che sappiamo dell’amore.”- That love is all, love is all we know.” – Emily Dickinson

“La ricchezza del mio cuore è infinita come il mare, e altrettanto profondo il mio amore, più te ne dono, più ne ricevo, perché entrambi sono infiniti.” – My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep, the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.” – Shakespeare

“L’amore e una bellissima rosa rossa donata senza una ragione apparente” – Love is a beautiful red rose, given for no reason.”

“Ove è come una colomba, è bello quando il suo lì, ma può volare via quando tu non vuoi che.” Love is like a dove, it’s beautiful when its there, but it can fly away when you don’t want it to.”

Tuscan Sayings

Looking for Tuscan saying? Here are some of our favourites:

“Sono felice come una Pasqua” – I am as happy as an egg.

“Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi.” – Christmas with your parents, Easter with whoever you want.

“I primi caldi raggi di sole che si riempiono di speranza che la primavera è arrivata!” – The first rays of sun before spring

“Per risparmiare energia” – It is necessary to save energy

“Perfezionarsi” – To improve oneself

Quotes About The Italian Mafia

Here are our favourite Quotes about the Italian Mafia:

“I’m very proud of being Italian-American, but people don’t realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who’s the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver.” – Chazz Palminteri

“The Italian Mafia, they’re very [intro] construction. They’re in a whole different way of operating than they did back in the’20s’.” – Robert Loggia

“Italian-Americans are not the Mafia.” – Chezz Palminteri

“I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.” – Al Pacino

“I bought my wife a little Italian car. A Mafia. It has a hood under the hood.” – Henny Youngman

“Mafia is a process, not a thing. Mafia is a form of clan-cooperation to which it’s individual members pledge lifelong loyalty. Friendship, connections, family ties, trust, loyalty, obedience – this was the glue that held us together.” – Joe Bonanno

“Communism is as Jewish as the Mafia is Italian. It’s a fact that almost all of the convicted spies for communism have been atheist Jews like the Rosenbergs. And international communism was invented by the Jew Karl Marx and has since been led mostly by Jews – like Trotsky.” – George Lincoln Rockwell

Pizza Quotes

Pizza is so Italian, isn’t it? Here are our absolute favourite pizza quotes to caption that Italy pizza picture.

“If I could eat whatever I wanted every day, I would have Domino’s pizza with pasta carbonara inside every slice. And at night, I would have Neapolitan ice cream until I felt absolutely toxic. And then I would drift off telling myself, ‘It’s going to be O.K… It’s going to be O.K. you’re going to train in the morning.’” – Robert Downey, Jr.

“Better ingredients, better pizza – it’s not a slogan. It’s a way of life.” – John Schnatter

“For some people, the highlight of their entire month could be going out and eating a pizza or watching a movie at a multiplex, and here I am visiting four countries in a month. So, in that way, movies have made me socially aware. I now know how simple people live their lives.” – Sonam Kapoor

“Pizza’s actually healthy for you if you don’t eat too much of it. If you eat one or two slices, it’s very nutritious.” – John Schnatter

“Pizza and burgers are really different. It depends on my mood. Right now, I could go for both. I don’t want to pick one. I don’t think it would be fair to the burger or to the pizza.” – Sam Darnold

“It doesn’t even matter if I don’t win a self-gold – after every meet, I have pizza. Pepperoni pizza.” – Simone Biles

“I love pizza. I want to marry it, but it would just be to eat her family at the wedding.” – Mike Birbiglia

“Heaven would be a comfortable chair, a library, diet coke, and an occasional cheese pizza.” – jayden hunter


So which is your favourite of the Italy Quotes or maybe it’s a Italian saying. Either way, we’d love to hear from you so let us know in the comments below!

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    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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