“Dolce Far Niente” – The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

Italians have a famous saying, “Dolce far Niente”, which means “the sweetness of doing nothing.” It does not refer to being lazy, it refers to the similar saying “take the time to smell the roses” and the pleasure one gets from being idle. With all the technology pulling our attentions away from the beauty of the world around us – both in the people we meet and the people we love, as well as the beauty of nature, I share how this saying is filled with much wisdom and truth—especially when traveling to Italy.