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Mary Chamberlin

  • 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.