In his book "An Italian Home", Paul Wright describes how a discussion with his wife leads them on an adventure into the Italian way of life, which brings them many joys, some pitfalls, and the company of real life characters that entertain and delight. The Author reports some challenges with the Italian language, and his frustration is clearly felt by the reader, but with British determination and much prompting from his wife they manage to assimilate into the local community with surprising ease.
The beauty of the scenery around Lake Como and the picturesque towns in the area are described from the view of a true artist. Italian life at its most spontaneous and dramatic is appreciated in its very real moments by a couple that know how to enjoy the simple things in life. Perhaps there's a lesson here? To live life more fully in the moment! The characters in this book sure know how to enjoy life!
(Bye the way, take a good look at the watercolour scene on the book jacket; you may find the details more interesting as you finish the book. An amusing touch!)