What I Miss Most About Italy
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What I Miss Most About Italy

Besides it being, well, Italy.

What I Miss Most About Italy
Eleanor Dalsass

Ah, the nostalgia of my time in Italy. The inviting smells, the lively streets, the faint Italian chatter all around me-- I miss it everyday. Sure, I can get pasta and pizza from any restaurant down the road, but it just isn't the same. Below are some of my favorite things that I pine for every day, along with some photos, so that you see everything through my eyes and I can string you along in my sorrow.

The food

Eleanor Dalsass

Italians do a lot of things right, and one of them is food. Pizza took on a whole new meaning as my eyes (and tastebuds) were opened to the most delicious combinations and flavors I have ever experienced.

The people

Eleanor Dalsass

Everyone is so incredibly nice and welcoming, I hardly felt like a tourist. I loved talking to shop or bakery owners and hearing their stories, and just simply people-watching.

The history

Eleanor Dalsass

A running joke among the Italians is how we Americans think our buildings from the 1800s are old. In Rome, I learned pretty fast that buildings that are a couple hundred of years old are considered "new".

The views

Eleanor Dalsass

I think 81% of my camera roll is just different variations of this same view. But how could you not be in love with it: I could have sat in this spot for hours and never got bored.

The buildings

Eleanor Dalsass

Everything just looks so beautiful, all the time. The buildings are all so aesthetic and the architecture is breathtaking, and no two buildings are exactly alike.

The winding streets

Eleanor Dalsass

Each cobblestone-lined nook and cranny is exciting and unique, and possesses a charm unlike any other place in America. You could get lost peering into various bakeries and collector shops, and to be quite honest, you wouldn't mind one bit!

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