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Italian Love Quotes (not just) for Valentine’s Day


The Italian language is considered to be one of the most romantic languages in the world. The words “amore” (love) and “cuore” (heart) are only two examples of lovely and heart-warming terms and romantic Italian phrases that may be utilized to convey your love and/or affection to someone. Here are some of the best Italian love quotes that you can use to express your feelings to someone special.

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Romantic Italian Phrases

Ti amo / ti voglio bene

“Ti amo,” which may also be translated as “ti voglio bene,” is the most often used of all Italian love phrases. “Ti voglio bene” technically means “I hope you are well” or “I desire the best for you,” but it may also be used to express love to friends or family members.

And then there’s “ti amo”, meaning “I love you,” or “I’m in love with you,” which is the strongest method of expressing your romantic feelings. Adding “cosi tanto” to the end of “ti amo” also adds the phrase “so much.”


which literally translates as “Kiss me” or “Give me a kiss!”

Mi sono innamorato di te

“I’m in love with you” or “I’ve fallen in love with you” are the English equivalents of the phrase “mi sono innamorato di te.” The particular verb “innamorarsi” is employed in this instance. Unlike English, the Italian language contains a verb that signifies “to fall in love.” “Mi sono innamorato” is the masculine version i.e. a man falling in love, while “mi sono innamorata” is the feminine one.

Sei tutto per me

A short but very romantic Italian phrase. The English translation would be “you’re my everything” or “you are everything to me.”

Sei la mia vita

If you want to take things even a bit higher than with “sei tutto per me,” you can use “sei la mia vita”. Which translates as “you are my life!”

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Italian Love Quotes for Compliments

Voglio solo il tuo sorriso

“I just want your smile,” or “I enjoy your smile,” is what “Voglio solo il tuo sorriso” implies. Among teens and young adults, this term is highly popular. It contains the word “sorriso,” which means “smile.” Another phrase that contains that word is “un sorriso incantevole,” which translates to “an appealing smile.”

Sei la cosa piu bella che mi sia mai capitat

This is one of the most lengthy Italian love phrases with the word beautiful in it. “You are the most beautiful thing that has ever occurred to me,” says the English version of “sei la cosa piu bella che me sia mai capitata.” The adjective “bella” is often used to describe someone who is “lovely,” “pleasant,” or “beautiful.” Its meaning in this context is “best,” as in “the finest item.”

Sei sempre nel mio cuore

“Sei sempre nel mio cuore” means “You are always in my heart.” “Forever in my heart” or “(you) will always be in my heart” are other possibilities. The words “sempre,” which means “always,” and “cuore,” which means “heart,” make up this sentence.

Voglio passare il resto della mia vita con te

Translates as “I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” “To spend” and “to pass” are two of the most prevalent meanings of the word “passage.” In this statement, the same term may be replaced with the verb “trascorrere,” which means “to spend” (time) and has a slightly higher-sounding connotation.

Mi sono perso nei tuoi occhi

Speaking of romantic Italian love phrases, this one can also be heard in many Italian films and series. The meaning of “mi sono perso nei tuoi occhi” is “I’m lost in your eyes”, although its literal translation is “I’ve lost myself in your eyes”. It can be used with both “perso” and “persa,” as the former is the masculine version of the word “lost” and the latter (“persa”) is the feminine version.

Sono pazzo di te

“I’m crazy for you” is the meaning of “Sono pazzo di te.” The most crucial term is “pazzo,” which means “mad” in Italian. When a woman is totally in love with someone and wants to convey her sentiments to the other person, she would use the feminine equivalent, “pazza.”

Non posso vivere senza di te

This is one of the most used sentences in romantic movies. “I can’t live without you” is the English translation of “non posso vivere senza di te.” It contains the words “posso,” which is an Italian verb meaning “can,” “vivere,” which means “live,” and “senza,” which means “without” or simply “out.”

Resta con me per sempre

“Resta con me per sempre” is another love phrase that may be heard in a number of great films. It literally means “remain with me forever,” and it’s the ideal way to show your love for your soul mate. The primary verb can also be substituted, much as it can in “voglio passare il resto della mia vita with te.” You can also use the verbs “rimanere (remain with me)” or “stare (stay with me)” instead of “restare” in this situation.

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Lover’s Names in Italian

These are only a few Italian nicknames being used by most Italians. You can find many more in our article on “Italian pet names.”

Amore mio

English translation: “my love”

Cuore mio

English translation: “my heart”

Tesoro mio

English translation: “my treasure”

Love Quotes from Italian Movies

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In addition to aforementioned, there are many other Italian love phrases that can be used to express love, passion or affection. Here are some of the most used terms and phrases that can also be heard in classic films like “Parlami d’amore”, “Manuale d’amore”, “Il Postino”, “Ieri, oggi e domani”, or “Pane e tulipa”. Watching Italian movies is a good way to learn Italian by the way. Subtitles are helpful to understand what is being said, at least when you’re a novice in learning Italian.

Sei bellissimo – You’re beautiful

Sono pazzo – I’m crazy about you

Sono attratto – I’m attracted to you

Mi vuoi sposare – Will you marry me

Sono innamorato – I’m in love with you

Ho un debole per te – I’m weak for you

Mi hai cambiato la vita – You’ve changed my life

Sei l’unico a per me – You’re the only one for me

Nei tuoi occhi ce il cielo – Heaven is in your eyes

Ti penso ogni giorno – I think about you every day

Non posso vivere senza di te – I can’t live without you

Voglio invecchiare con te – I want to grow old with you

Potrei guardarti tutto il giorno – I could look at you all day

Ti voglio sempre al mio fianco – I want you always by my side

Sei il grande amore della mia vita – You are the love of my live

Italian Love Quotes by famous Writers

Not everyone is a poet, but don’t despair if you’re lost for words! Here are some quotes by famous Italian (and Roman) poets and writers for expressing love.

Love Quotes by Ovid

  • Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
  • I am the poet of the poor, because I was poor when I loved; since I could not give gifts, I gave words.
  • Love will enter cloaked in friendship’s name.
  • If you would be loved, be lovable.
  • Agamemnon escaped with his life from land battles and sea storms, then fell to his wife.

Dante Alighieri — Quotes about Love and Life

  • The more souls resonate together, the greater the intensity of their love — and, mirror-like — each soul reflects the other.
  • Remember tonight for it is the beginning of always, a promise. The belief in each other in the possibility of love. A decision to ignore or simply rise above the pain of the past. A covenant which at once binds two souls and yet severs prior ties.
  • There is a gentle thought that often springs to life in me, because it speaks of you.
  • Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children.

Quotes by Francesco Petrarca on Love

  • I freeze and burn, love is bitter and sweet, my sighs are tempests and my tears are floods, I am in ecstasy and agony, I am possessed by memories of her and I am in exile from myself.
  • To be able to say how much love, is love – but little.
  • Love is the crowning grace of humanity.

Torquato Tasso – Love Quotes

  • Love is when you don’t have to be with another person to touch their heart!
  • Any time not spent on love is wasted.
  • A friend giveth sympathy in trouble.
  • True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.
  • Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.