Sting is the big star, loose and cool and playing at a private party in Figline Valdarno, a leafy Tuscan hamlet about 25 km south of Firenze. And having a good old time with “An Englishman in New York,” a 1987 tune that everyone knows and loves. So he has the ears and hearts of the crowd, but alas, not their visual attention. Sting may not be aware of what’s going on, but the woman behind him, trust me, is revelling in the moment. [Performance recorded sometime in the summer of ’20.]

This is my part of Tuscany — Greve, Panzano, Volpaia, San Donato. I’ve driven and scootered all over this region.