Dazzling architecture, and exquisite food and wine will quickly lure you into Italy’s raw charm. Late last summer, I got to visit for the first time and there are moments engrained in my memory of being in Italian delis with endless selections of good wine, cured meats and cheeses. People taking long lunch breaks in the middle of the day to enjoy fresh panini with a glass of wine. I got to spend time in Florence, Cinque Terre and Pisa and at the end of the short week, I realized that it was all just the first chapter. It will take multiple trips to experience Italy's vast amount of cultural wealth and I can't wait to return to see its other regions.