Time flies when you’re having fun and indeed when traveling in Italy and Turkey, we had fun. We did not find George Clooney in Bellagio. However, we did manage to see Dustin Hoffman in the medieval hilltop village of Montepulciano. A heritage film on the notable Medici family was being produced and Dustin was playing Giovanni Medici. We followed with lunch at an organic farm overlooking the beauty that is Tuscany. The day ended with a visit to Sant Antimo, the Abbey in Montalcino, which is one of those times that leaves you in silent wonder. Our days together flew and all too soon we were perched in Bellagio on Lake Como where the other tourists who are mostly Italians go for holidays. The trip ended with our farewell dinner at Mistral, a restaurant that had achieved a Michelin Star. Our final taste of food in Italy was divine. Flying home we were brimming with memories of the charms of Italy.