Though there is plenty to see and do in the timeless cities of Italy, the Tuscan hill towns are without a doubt the reason to return to this country numerous times. The wine, food and atmosphere of this area compares to nothing I’ve ever experienced. The people are friendly and each town has it’s unique appeal. We stayed in a 17th century farmhouse that was our base for our first 6 days in Italy. We explored many of the surrounding hill towns and ventured to fields of poppies and hidden monasteries. If I knew I had six months to live, this is the place I would want to spend it. A remarkable portion of a beautiful country.