Plagued by doubts about their upcoming retirement, Paul and Joyce Gentile decide to take an extended trip through Italy, and the decision becomes the spark for a life-changing experience. Paul and Joyce enroll in cooking school, hike the sun-kissed Tuscan countryside, connect with long-lost family, and swim off the majestic Amalfi and Sicilian coasts. They fall in love with the sensual delights of Venice, immerse themselves in a religious service, and listen to music of the masters in magnificent churches. Through their month of travel, the two gain a greater appreciation for the Italian culture and revel in the warmth of the Italian people. But even more, they deepen their own relationship through small, tender moments and realize the gift that retirement has given them: time together. "Dolce Far Niente" is a subtle love story fused with the culinary and cultural delights of Italy, creating a heady mixture sure to inspire and delight anyone who dreams of traveling.