Italy: Romance vs. Reality
People often fall in love with Italy after a brief vacation or 2. It is certainly easy to do, and I am speaking from experience. A couple of women have recently mentioned to me that they feel the pull of Italy as well, but they are not sure if they just have a romanticized idea of what Italian life means, or if they would be disappointed by the reality of it.
Italy definitely has its quirks, but if you love it, you deal. Its kind of like being in love with a man...at first he is perfect! You can't live without him! Eventually though, we learn that he farts regularly in his sleep and has stinky feet, but that smile that we first fell for never changes and we accept the whole package because nothing in life is perfect.
Yes, living in Italy is very much like that. It just depends on how bad the farts are--we all have our own levels of tolerance.
To all of you out there considering changing your life:
I can only remind you that you will never know until you try.