Under the Tuscan Sun
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Martini: Signora, between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come.

German Woman: You greedy Americans. You think you're so entitled. You ruin everything.
Frances: A lot of us feel really badly about that.

Martini: Signora. Please stop being so sad. If you continue like this, I will be forced to make love to you. And I've never been unfaithful to my wife.

Pawel: I throw the flag.

Frances: I'll hire the muscular descendants of Roman gods to do the heavy lifting.

Signora Raguzzi: It's a house, not a Vespa. What are you going to do, steal it?

Katherine: It's a nice little villa. Rather run down, but redeemable. Are you going to buy it?
Frances: No, no, no. I'm, I'm just a tourist. Here for the day.
Katherine: So?
Frances: Well, I mean who wouldn't want to buy a villa in Tuscany. But, uh, the way my life's been going, that would be a terrible idea.
Katherine: Terrible idea. Mm... Don't you just love those?

Patti: Frances bought a house in Tuscany! And you're going to live there alone?
Frances: Well, I'm not there alone. I'm there with bugs.
Patti: Ew.

Patti: I refuse to screw up your love life.
Frances: Don't be ridiculous, Patti. You are my love life.

Katherine: Never lose your childish innocence. It's the most important thing.

Frances: This is really bad, isn't it?
Patti: Well, it's not good. Unless you want to give your ass a facial.
Frances: That's a contradiction in terms.
Patti: I guess it would be more like an Ass-cail.

Marcello: Francesca.
Frances: Yes?
Marcello: I am going to make love all over you.
Frances: Okay.

Patti: Can you star-69 Italy?

Frances: Do traffic lights mean anythng around here?
Marcello: Sure. Green light - avanti, avanti. Yellow light - decoration.
Frances: What about red light?
Marcello: Just a suggestion.

Frances: What if this is it? The real thing?
Placido: What you speak of is only in fairy tales.
Frances: No, it's not.
Placido: And how do you know? From personal experience?
Frances: No. I looked, and I didn't find it. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Frances: Ladybugs, Katherine. Lots and lots of ladybugs.

Frances: You're the one that made the "empty-shell person standing at the crossroads" speech.
Patti: Oh, yeah. That was me.

Continuity mistake: Frances finds and takes home a kitten when she first meets Marcello. Months later, when Marcello comes to the house to visit Frances, the kitten has not grown a bit.

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Trivia: The old man who carries flowers to the Virgin is Mario Monicelli, probably one of the best Italian film directors.

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