Why do we keep going back to Italy? I get this question a lot. I suppose there are many reasons (I mean what's not to love??)....but the biggest reason by far for me is the people we have connected with so deeply there. Locals, expats, other travelers, there is something magic about that land that brings people together. A great joy in taking our kids back to the same places is seeing those sparks fly between them and people they meet. One special connection this summer was between Charlie and Lucille (she opened the beach restaurant we go to nearly everyday in Positano with her husband Adolfo more than 50 years ago). Thank you, Italy, thank you for your people and for taking in us Italians-at-heart so warmly and completely.