"Decided to share this wonderful video with some more of my favorite people. We made pasta from scratch at a cooking class in Siena, drank wine and ate pizza all across Italy and had a wine tasting of Brunello wines in Montalcino, had a Parmesan Cheese tasting in a wonderful little shop in Pienza, had a gelato almost every day, same with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and prosciutto, no espresso but lots of cappuccino, and I'm pretty sure I had truffles on my pasta one day. But we did so much more than eat and drink. The Tuscan country side was breathtaking, the basilicas, cathedrals and museums put us into cultural shock. (David hasn't changed a bit since I saw him last!) We toured villas with breathtaking frescoes, visited the Abbey di Sant' Antimo in Montalcino where we heard chanting by the monks, attended Easter Sunday Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Basilica, which was definitely one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen and the choir was amazing - they ended Mass with the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah! (one of my all-time favorites). We walked so much I doubt any of us gained any weight. We took God only knows how many pictures and when we couldn't get a good picture, we bought the post card. Of course, we picked up a few souvenirs. I could go on forever...... Tommaso and Ana, thank you so very much from the four of us for planning such a wonderful trip and making things so much easier for us with your attention to detail My love to all of you! Ciao,"