If I had to pick a favorite spot out of all the places I been around the globe, it would be Italy. And if I had to pick one spot in Italy, it would be Tuscany. If you have never been, you need to go at least once!
If you want to experience Tuscany at home, then pick up a copy of a book from Frances Mayes.
Of course, most people know her famous book, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, but two of my other favorites are IN TUSCANY
Some images of Frances' home - Bramasole
And a few recipes from Frances' blog which you can view HERE
Image: Made in Italy, Travel Across Italy, Frances Mayes, Cook and Click