"I almost flew over the Tyrolean mountains. I visited Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Venice, a quick pass through Ferrara, Cento and Bologna. Florence, you can say that I have not seen. The anxiety of arriving in Rome was so large. Over there! Over there! Increasing from moment to moment. I had no respite and I paused in Florence for only three hours. Here I am now quiet and apparently appeased for life... All the dreams of my youth I see them now, alive, everywhere I go, I discover a new world, things that I've noted: everything is as I had figured and at the same time all over again."
(Italian Journey - Wolfgang Goethe)