When we travel, Robert and I inevitably ask each other: “could you live here?” at some point during the holiday. Typically, my response is an emphatic yes or no, although sometimes it’s more of a qualified ” yes, if…” answer. I could live here IF I got a job here, IF I could speak French, IF I was very wealthy, and so on.
In terms of Umbria, my response was: wouldn’t it be fantastic to live here! The vineyards, the cafes, the olive groves, the hillside towns. What’s not to love about the scenery? Plus, the food is magnificent, the wine is spectacular. If I lived here, I would drive past gorgeous views like the one above every day. I could eat and drink like a real foodie.
Continuing on and really warming to my subject, I told Robert that I want to live near a local winery where I could bring in my cask and have it filled up at the pump, as the locals do at Goretti Winery (below). This place just happened to be our local winery during our holiday, so I could easily imagine myself becoming a regular there. In fact, I think I could get used to that Italian lifestyle pretty easily as I already tend to talk with my hands. That is, I could get used to it IF I could speak Italian. Maybe I need to work more on my Swedish first?