For one of the weeks of our
vacation in Italy, our party of eight stayed in a stone farmhouse villa in the Tuscan region near Siena and Florence. It is known by the Italians as an Agriturismo.
Located in the province of
Arezzo, this ancient agriturismo, the Scarpellino, had been renovated in 2005. All of its original architectural details were restored.
I loved how warm and homey the villa felt with all of its stone walls, inside and out.
I also loved where it was situated, nestled in the middle of vineyards and olive trees.
Complete privacy was a given.
Here are some inside shots:
One would think the hard stonework of the walls would make one feel cold.
Perhaps it is my “inner cavewoman” that likes the atmosphere stone walls create.
The Daily Post Photo Challenge:
After four fun-filled days of sightseeing, food and nightlife, our group of eight said “arrivederci” to Rome, and in our rental cars, headed out into the Italian countryside. Next destination: our villa in
Tuscany for a full week!
We had some day trips planned for later in the week, but first we chose to relax for a while in our beautiful surroundings.
Green rolling hillsides soon came into view. The closer we got, the prettier
There it is…
Our villa, or “agriturismo” was one of many Italian farm properties in the Tuscan region that had been restored for renting to tourists.
How authentic can you get?
Vineyards and Olive trees
Guests could purchase the local wine and olive oil at the villa.
Some of our gang having a splash
Wouldn’t I love to be back there now!
We celebrated my sister and husband’s 25th wedding anniversary at the villa, catered by the owners. An unforgettable night!
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