I T A L I A
2003
WONDERFUL, WARM, WELCOMING, PROVOCATIVE
The land of the renaissance lives in the soul of anyone who has ever:

  
relished fresh buffalo mozzarella with farm ripened tomatoes (and basil)                             

         
been mesmerised by sentinel cypress trees lining the yellow hills of Tuscany          

               
listened to the cries of a gondoleer nearing canal crossroads
   
                   
heard echos of ancient Pompeians at the market  
                     
                         
driven the death defying curves of the Almafi Coast
                          
                              
come alive with the first gelato of the day
                                
                                  
watched the ghosts of  ancient gladiators in the coliseum
                                           
                                       
marveled at the mosaics in the Church of San Vitale
                                                
                                           
reveled in fresh pasta kissed by olive oil from Pienza
                                                          
                                                
sipped a glass of wonderful Avignonese wine
                                                 

                                   And once in the soul, she forever calls you to her.
Montepulciano Countryside
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