I believe a house needs to be lived in. So I began sharing my home with guests, like you, so that they could experience the beauty and renewal that I have enjoyed. In this way, I am continually connected to my home in Italy.
While I used to put my bountiful energy into Ironman triathlons (3rd place in the Hawaiian Ironman being my biggest physical accomplishment), now my energy goes into cultivating my land, beautifying the farmhouse and naturally learning this passionate language.
I have gained tremendous insight from my Italian neighbors who work the land. Working side by side while cultivating the vegetable garden, tending the vineyard and olive orchard, and collecting the harvest; I find, curiously, that my newfound connection to the land expands along with my heart.