Italian Summer: La Bella Vita In Tuscany

Experience the good life in Italy's Arezzo Province in the offbeat little Tuscan town of Bucine

Indulge in the laid back Italian life Photo: Depositphotos

There are some places, perhaps in distant lands, where the moment you set foot, it feels like a homecoming. One such utterly enchanting destination that I visited last summer, during my explorations of Italy in search of offbeat havens of peace and tranquillity, was the little Tuscan town of Bucine. Located in the province of Arezzo, just 48 kilometres southeast of Florence, Bucine is all about 'la bella vita', the good life. The gentle Tuscan landscape with green undulating hills, sunflower fields, tall cypresses, old oaks, clear blue skies, and crackling fresh air, I was in a picture postcard country. It has inspired painters, writers and poets who have said much in verse and prose about the beauty of Tuscany. The Arezzo region is home to some of the best designers, artists, poets, while top luxury brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci and Fendi, have all begun from here. Celebrities such as Sting, Paolo Rossi and Michael Schumacher have homes here. I am very tempted to do the same. The rules are easy, and the real estate prices much lower than Delhi.