We’re taking up on the three day quote challenge from Ishita, Italophilia. Thanks for nominating us!
Since we live in Umbria in the Lake Trasimeno area, I thought it would be appropriate to start the challenge with a quote from Lord Byron who has travelled through Italy and also passed by at “our” lake. Even in our small village there is a “Via Byron” to commemorate this fact. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find the original quote in English, though the Italian translation can be found anywhere when searching for Lord Byron and Lake Trasimeno:
“Trasimeno, il suo lago è un velo argenteo.”
I’d translate this as “Trasimeno, its lake is a silvery veil.” At times the lake indeed seems to have a silvery veal.
Reading about Lord Byron and his escape to Italy I found this quote though, that illustrates Italy very well:
“…and now, fair Italy! Thou are the garden of the world…”
This is so true: driving through Italy one often feels like driving through an enormous park or garden.
With the quote challenge, I am supposed to nominate three bloggers for each day. Let’s change that to nominating three bloggers on the last day of our three quotes. I suppose that is not going to harm the chain of quotes?
Mind, nobody is obliged to follow up on the nomination.
I hope you enjoyed today’s quote.
– post by Saskia van der Bolt –