Resent business trip to Milan.
Only hard work and no time for sight seeing, yet a last minute purchase from the airport is letting me take Italy home with me. The choice was not easy. Do I buy a well-rounded and well-rested piece of ham? Do I go for the tempting varieties of chocolate delights? Butter cookies, espresso coffee or wine?
Isn’t it amazing how we all want to take all of Italy home with us. The gentle voices of the elegant women speaking beautiful Italian, the chivalrous gentlemen opening the door and insisting on carrying my suitcase. The harmonious splendour of the medieval buildings. The summer taste in every strawberry… And the food and the wine and the warmth in the people’s eyes and the liveliness and the cheer and the beauty that is all around.