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“Faithful to custom, I watched the sun set on my first day in Rome from the Pincio terrace in the Villa Borghese. ... I hadn't known until then that the sun saves all the leftover gold from the day to pour over Rome.”
“... I was shocked numb to discover that Rome is full of Italians. The Rome I had had in mind was a solemn museum, maintained by just enough native personnel to keep it functioning for the tourist trade.”
“The Romans consult the calendar instead of the thermometer to find out whether it is hot or cold.”
“Not all Italian men are handsome, but the percentage is alarmingly high, and their tailors cooperate with nature.”
“Trieste has the atmosphere of being nowhere more than any place I know.”
Mary Chamberlin, U.S. writer
(1914 - 1993)
Full name: Mary Chamberlin Harding.