Food, wine and la dolce vita

Italy is simply a country. It is famous with its ancient history and many touristic sights, because, well, all roads lead to Rome. If you ask me about Italy, however, I won’t think of this aspect of it at all. And no, it doesn’t mean that I don’t like the Colosseo or the Fontana di Trevi, or the Leaning Tower of Piza, I adore them all. But Italy brings you so much more than photos with famous sights and tours on double-decker buses. Italy is not meant to be seen with a map in one hand and a camera in the other.

Italy should be simply felt, because only there you can enjoy la dolce vita (the sweet life).  

Italy is calmness, tranquility. Come here and you will look at the world in a new different way, you will look at your life differently. In this world of fast food and fast love, there is place that will teach you to enjoy the slowness, to look for the silence and to keep life simple. The take away coffee you drink in the car cannot be compared with the espresso in a café not that early in the morning with a beloved one to share. Your lunch from a fast food restaurant is nothing compared with the experience in the pizzeria where you try different tastes and you enjoy every bite and the home-made meals you eat are the best ones in the entire world. The wine from a box cannot be compared with the Tuscanian one made of grapes which gathered the sunbeams and grew in the wonderful Tuscanian climate and then turned out to make a wonderful reach and dense drink. The life in Italy cannot be compared to those you had before, but may be the one you will have in the future.

Hi, my name is Stella, I like reading books, travelling, visiting museums and getting lost, I like poetry and art in all their forms. I adore my home and I believe that it is a reflection of mine, of my ideas and emotions. In my free time I enjoy hiking, simply walking in the park or jogging in the mornings. I like the nature in its purest form and I love discovering it. I started writing in this blog because I wanted a diary – somewhere I can write everything I am keen on and I can talk about the things I want to keep in mind, and I believe that we all have a lot in common. Be humane! Have a nice time reading.