I lived in Italy for 10 years, which had a big influence on me.
J.L. Carr - A Month in the Country
Diana Athill, André Makine, W.G. Sebald, Irene Nemirovsky, Jan Morris, Tolkien (but that seems risky)
The Scent of Green Papaya
Encounters at the End of the World
The Secret in Their Eyes
Wallander, The Killing
Handel, Britten, Mozart operas
Fabrizio de Andrè
Rachmaninov - Vespers
some 50s and 60s pop!
Italian primarily, French, Southern Indian, Thai, Vietnamese...
a book to read at night