Bella Italia" is not a farce, but the proverbial name for a very special country south of the Alps. Italy begins in the middle of the mountains, passes into the flat Po Valley and rises again in the sometimes mountainous, sometimes hilly Apennines. This stretches all the way down to the southern tip of Italy. In between lies one or the other scenic treasure that sounds like music to the ears. I only say Tuscany or Cinque Terre.