Heartache under the Tuscan sun
Susan Chenery From:
The Australian January 07, 2011 12:00AM
The view from the terrace is of autumn mist rising across Umbrian hills.
Living in Italy is for most people about making sacrifices, about learning to live on less, unlearning material values and learning a deeper appreciation of the every day. It is about working to live instead of living to work. It is about long lunches under an olive tree in good company and concerts in every piazza in the summer. It is about classic beauty, watching the changing seasons, the rich earth and what it brings. It is about great art being a part of everyday life.The problem is, once you have lived with that kind of beauty it is very hard to live without it.