I am back from my sojourn in Italy. We had a wonderful time, attended my cousin's wedding in Rome which was set in a romantic castle built in the 1200's. That is one of the so special things about Italy--castles from the Medieval times are not all that unusual.
Then we went to Ponza, where I have a small house which has been in my family for over 140 years. Here's a photo from one spot on the island.