After months of meticulous planning and research, it is finally time. I can hardly believe it and judging by the amount of things still left undone, it may take a few hours yet to really kick in. Tomorrow I am off on my grand tour of Italy, from the very north to the very bottom of the heel. Primary objective: to enjoy the best of what Italy has to offer in terms of food, wine, nature and cultural history. Secondary objective: not get enormously fat in the process. Stay tuned to see how it goes (the first part… I won’t be posting my daily weight on here).