I took one of those Facebook tests this morning to see "what country I am best suited to live in". They ask a series of questions and then give you the answer. When my perfect place popped up I had a great laugh. It came up as Italy. My mom was Italian which might have had just a bit of impact on my answers to the questions.
Here is what they wrote about my responses...sounds about right to me.
You are complex person, yet you enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Your idea of a great day is to spend some time by the water, or have coffee [tea] next to your favorite landmark, then follow it up with a fantastic meal with mediterannean cuisine and excellent wine. You believe life is not for working too hard, but for enjoying the fruits of the earth, and you are more than happy to take a siesta. You are a lover of culture, and thrive in a town or city where you get to know those around you in depth. You appreciate fine architecture, art, music, and film, and need to be in a culture that values those mediums.
Amazingly with all the traveling I've done around the world I have yet to visit Italy. Saving the best for last I guess.