Click here to my Petrarch page and perhaps read a few sonnets for inspiration.
Introduction Foreign Women and Deceit Foreign Men Dating in Italy Marriage in Italy, the Data Children in Italy Getting Married in Italy Romance and Big Talk Love Poetry and Other Aphrodisiacs Romance in the Workplace American Women in Italy Porn Warning Romance Novels Set in Italy When in Italy, I used to joke that every Italian man was born with a slip of paper identifying his fidanzata.
That was because I never met a man without a woman he was promised to marry.
I'm a woman, so I have much here about what is like for a foreign woman to date in Italy.
But I also have much here about marriage in Italy in general, and anecdotes about foreign men dating in Italy.
Dating in Italy can be difficult for a foreign woman.
The poets Elizabeth and Robert Browning were famous Italophiles.
I describe them and some of their work on a page dedicated to them.
But before marrying Robert and moving to Italy with him, Elizabeth wrote sonnets to him and eventually published them under the title 'Sonnets from the Portuguese'.
Robert called her 'my Portuguese', and she wrote the sonnets during their courtship for him.
She is credited with moving forward the art of sonnet-writing in the English language with her moving, heartfelt, and thought-provoking sonnets.
You can read them online, and maybe borrow some to impress a lover.
Click here to go the Amherst University sonnet page.
This handsome devil is Petrarch who immortalized the object of his desire (Laura) by writing over 300 sonnets to her in the course of his lifetime.