I have documented a wide variety of “Ti Amo” signs throughout the city. They occur everywhere from bus seats to monuments, in marker and in etchings. They blaze forth from walls and graffiti. They share the same characteristics over and over: they say the name of the person to whom the message is directed, they say “ti amo” or something very similar, and then they add a little oomph. This oomph might be a heart.
It might be a date. It might be an amplification to “adore” or to expressing how one cannot live without the other. I saw one with a paw print (indeed, calling someone a “little puppy” is common enough that it suggests it is a widely used term of affection). The best I have seen include multiple colors or dimensions. I’m including below some of the “Ti Amo” from