It's been almost a month since I've returned from our 5th Anniversary trip to Italy. It was absolutely beautiful but Tuscany, by far, was my favourite place. Looking back, I wish we had concentrated our trip to just the Tuscan region but the first time you go someplace you feel as though you have to pack everything into one vacation. I remember reading once that you should travel as though you are coming back. Italy is a vacation not to rush, it is one that must be savoured. To experience Italy you need to understand what the Italians call dolce far niente..."the sweetness of doing nothing."