Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Bella Italia

You have to hand it to the Italians, they know how to LIVE. Having just spent 5 nights lolling about tuscany I have found myself wondering why everyone else in the world seems to be in such a rush.

Borgo di Corsignano, the villas we were lucky enough to find ourselves in for the 3rd year in a row, has an incredibly romantic vista. Its the exact replica of the image that springs to mind when you think TUSCANY. And its true what they say about the light in tuscany, it really is other-worldly. The jasmine filled white hot gold of June is sandwiched by a soft purple lavender haze that marks the beginning and end of each day.

And the FOOD. A climate such as this produces the most luscious fresh produce. Tomatoes,basil,melons,grapes,aubergine,olives,peaches..... a mouthful of sunshine every bite. Of course with such beautiful food there must also be a WINE that matches its glory. Another thing the italians seem to have mastered. Montepeluciano may not have the layered density of a Bordeaux blend but its simplicity an eagerness to be drank make it undeniable.

It may be a cliche, but it really is the simple things in life that bring us the most joy.