Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls – Part 2


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.

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I loved how warm and homey the villa felt with all of its stone walls, inside and out.

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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:

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villa19One 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.

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Walls

Scenes From Italy – Part Two: Our Tuscan Villa

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.