My Tuscany, I call it now...If you're curious why, follow the link.
"How do Italian friends naturally keep the jouissance they were born with? I've noticed that they don't talk about priorities. They work but don't become slaves. Always they have time to visit. Early on I learned that in Italian, there is no word for stress; it's a recent import: lo stress ...fun...that Italian born quality--I have seen it nowhere else--of taking great satisfaction in the everyday." (Frances Mayes, Every Day in Tuscany, p. 283-284)