I've never been to Italy, but it is on my wish list. Especially someplace that has a cheese named after it and looks like a magical city in the clouds.
On a clear day, you can see forever... as this photo taken from the opposite side of the valley shows.
My sister, Heather, married into an Italian family and every few years they travel back to their "home" to see family. Her daughter, Isabella, was practically born bi-lingual which is a huge asset in the world economy today.
I keep threatening to crash one of their trips... tag along to see what "real" Italy looks like. Not the tourist parts that the rest of the world visits, but the Italy of pasta and laughter, full flavored wine and music, nights spent just watching the moon come up and the stars come out and imagining myself somewhere back in time when knights and nobles ruled the land. Wandering around buildings and churches centuries old and listening to the whispers of their history in the wind.