Being a foodie I would say that Italian food and its preparation are probably at the top of the list of things that interest me about Italy, but then again the Italian language is something that I love to hear. I have a couple of Italian language learning books in my house, and I belong to “ItalianPod 101” on YouTube. I love to hear Italian spoken.
I like Italian art, and music, and architecture. One of my first mentors was a fabulous, gorgeous Italian powerhouse. Years ago, I used to work at a company where the vast majority of the people working there were Italian and my boss was Italian. It was a very cozy type of atmosphere.
In the present day, the house that I live in is owned by a very gracious Italian man. And may I mention again, the food?! I’ve been watching Italian cooks on TV for years, Lidia Bastianich is one of the chefs who I love to watch whenever I can catch one of her shows. Bottom line, I just really like Italy and Italian culture all the way around.