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Top ten: Famous quotes about Italy

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Top ten: Famous quotes about Italy
German novelist Thomas Mann was struck by the "flattering and suspect beauty" of the city of Venice. Venice photo: Shutterstock
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Italy has been a source of inspiration for many a traveller over the centuries. From Lord Byron to George Clooney, here are ten quotes about the country from some of the peninsula’s most famous visitors.

English essayist Samuel Johnson famously said that: "A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority."

Two centuries later German novelist Thomas Mann was struck by the "flattering and suspect beauty" of the city of Venice.

Whether it's the people, the food, the fashion or the architecture, Italy has created a lasting impression on many of its famous visitors from overseas. 

Here are ten of the best quotes about the country. Can you think of any more to add? Let us know in the comments section below.

Top ten: Famous quotes about Italy 

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