When we travel, how much of what we hear influences our experience in a new city or country? How much of what we listen to enhances what we see, what we interpret or what our overall view and opinions are of a city or country? Listening can teach us a lot about others, about ourselves and about how nature speaks in so many different languages —Listening opens our minds and our hearts in ways that speaking cannot.
“If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.”—a proverb
I’ve compiled some every-day sounds from Italy. Can you tell what or who is making these sounds? Are they similar to the sounds from your own country? How do they differ? What do sounds say about a place, a people, or a culture? How do sounds enhance your vision?
Enjoy some every-day Italian sounds…