My summer vacation/reconnaissance mission to Italy has been booked and I am excited! Italy is a very strong contender in terms of where we will move to live the self sufficient life in 2020. Having been to Italy many times I just think it is perfect. The people are so friendly and welcoming, the lifestyle and quality of life are something to be admired. The food and people’s love of living off the land and eating fresh, seasonal and local is very appealing. While in Italy we might even check out some potential properties, I look forward to blogging all about this when we are there! Funnily enough, right now, there is a BBC Show called Second Chance Summer which is about 10 people heading to Italy to live on a working farm for 2 months to fulfill a dream.
We are spending a week on a farm in Northern Umbria and then walking in the Val d’Orcia for a week . Here are the specific details:
Thinking of this trip will keep me going for the next couple of months as the rain here in Seattle is almost a daily occurrence. Here are some pictures of Tuscany from my last vacation there, how can someone not want to live here?