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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Letters to Juliet

(And other things Italian.)

It's no secret that one of my heart's desires is to travel to Italy. Extensively. Possibly even live there. I devour books set in that old world country (The Last Promise is a favorite). I watch the movies (Only You, Under the Tuscan Sun, etc.). I've even gone so far as to daydream about studying abroad next summer in Florence. And don't get me started on Angels and Demons, the Vatican (check out 1928's amazing Vatican Library collection) and the Catholic church.

That being said, of course I will be seeing Letters to Juliet this weekend. I'm actually planning a full day: visiting FOUND and Domestic Bliss (which, incidentally, has a line of bedding that I covet above all other bedding- Bella Notte...huh...that's Italian, right?), a salad at Costa Vida, and seeing the movie.

The research junkie in me discovered that there is such an organization as The Juliet Club and they do indeed respond to letters sent to Juliet in Verona. How incredibly cool would that be? I mapped it out and Verona is only three hours from Florence...it will definitely be on my list if I end up studying abroad next summer.

And there's even a book on Amazon that touches upon Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, The Juliet Club, and the city of Verona. I'll let you know how it is. :)

There you have it, my oddly obsessive ode to a movie I've not yet seen. Odd.


Blogger Nikki said...

Odd, NO. I fondly thought of us, when we're old, walking around Florence...arm and arm. Eating, making fun of other people (tourists), then jumping on our scooters and going for a Gelato. Heels, tights, hair, and makeup. We'll live it up. I feel your obsession. Mines only fueled after being there. Something about being there just feels "right".

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