No, I've never been to Italy, but dream about it every other day. This painting is pulled from a few sources and some thin air. I'm trying to train myself to say as much as possible with as little paint strokes as I can - not because I want to knockout a painting in an afternoon, but because I really want my work to be as pure and deliberate as possible. This painting is heading in the right direction by that means, so I was fairly happy with the turn out. Grapes anyone!