Sorry about being late...way late.
I spent my last weekend at a farmhouse in Tuscany. It was everything I could have ever wanted. There were several small farmhouses spread around the area with one central farmhouse. This little area was in the middle of no where. You could turn all around and not see a building for miles. It was a very relaxing weekend that consisted of swimming, sitting by the pool and reading, napping on the hill in the grass and enjoying God's world. One afternoon we did yoga on the top of the hill as the sun was setting....it was the most beautiful and amazing thing I have ever done. If I had the opportunity to go back to this place tomorrow, I would, no questions asked.
The trip home was very long and tiring. I left Perugia at 1 am on Tuesday then left Italy at noon. I was in Dublin for a few hours then left at 5ish and (with the time change) landed 7 hours later in NYC at 7:30 pm....then had the 4 hour ride home and arrived at 2 am on Thursday.
I miss Italy so much and think about it often. I hope that everyone is lucky enough to get a chance to experience a different culture at some point in their lives. It is an eye opener and it creates memories that last a lifetime.
Italy will always be in my heart.