Nearly 30 years
And this is how I reached my beloved Umbria, the marvelously green region in the heart of Italy.
It was love at first sight!
Why??? I am happy to explain!
Love to Italy
WHY WE LOVE THEM
Italians: joyful, full of life and interested in other people’s lives. They talk, talk and….talk, gesticulating wildly! Just like me... :)
History: watch out!!! Each stone you tread on may turn out to be a historical monument, you breathe history here…
Art: good old Leonardo da Vinci, and young beautiful Silvia Ranchicchio. Next in line are Prada, Cavalli, Valentino, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Sceneries and nature: mountains, lakes, the sea, beaches, hills, volcanoes, vineyards - take your pick… all of them are breath-taking.
Coffee: a morning without a cup of espresso? Come on now, you must be kidding! A visit in the coffee bar and a chat with the bartender is a must every morning.
La Dolce Vita: sit down in a coffee shop facing a beautiful fountain (I’m sure you will find one in every Italian town), with your legs crossed, your sunglasses on, put on a little show, a glass of red wine in your hand, take your mind off your problems, and there you have it, ladies and gentlemen - la dolce vita – life tastes great!
Sunshine, sunshine and … even more sunshine.
Music: Al Bano and Romina. There is nothing more to add here. Is there anyone who had not fall in love while listening to their songs?? Me? More than once... :)
And finally, Italian cuisine, which has always been my passion… it simply stole my heart… pizza, spaghetti, lasagna, frutti di mare, tiramisù... a never-ending list… and it is also worth mentioning that every meal is virtually a ritual… the whole family gathers at the table… it makes you want to seat, talk, and laugh while drinking splendid wine…