When Ignazio shakes a hand and touches it to his forehead is that Ignazio or is it Italian?
When Piero opens his arms wide and invites all of us in for the sincerest of hugs, is that a Piero thing or merely another endearing Italian gesture?
When Gianluca’s eyes look to the side at the same time giving us a giant, heart wrenching grin, is it just his way or because he grew up in a small Italian village?
Italy! Does it raise all its children to be humble, talented and beautiful? Was Italy even there before The Three placed it in our hearts? Was the food, culture and people always in existence or just newly amassed due to three of their warmest sons?
Well…Jane and I have to know. So we’re going to find out for ourselves! We will be leaving mid October and returning (so our tickets say) early November. In between we have plans to visit cities such as Venice, eat Italian food, Assisi, eat Italian food, Pompeii, eat Italian food, and eat pizza in Marsala.
We have to go partly because of the beautiful pictures you’ve shared with us and the amazing stories you have told. Also because a love for that country has grown inside us through some pretty nice music and three pretty wonderful guys. We are compelled to experience the food, embrace the landscape and stroll with the people. In actuality we will probably eat too much food, get lost in the landscape and annoy the people. But…we’re going anyway!