Monday! This weekend I finished reading the book Restoration by the Icelandic author Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson (one of Time Warner's CEO's). I really enjoy reading his books in icelandic as he write such a lyrical and beautiful text but I've heard that the translation of this book is extremely well executed. The story pulls us to the countryside of Tuscany and Rome in the Second world war and you can read more about it here. You can feel Italy, the landscape and the warm weather when reading it and as I'm still into that feeling I decided to post this beautiful retreat, Monteverdi, in Castiglioncello del Trinora in Tuscany. In the heart of Val d'Orcia region the village has undergone a transformative restoration and re-emerged as a veritable destination.