1.22.2010

Villa Bliss

After posting about the lovely Villa Trotta this week, I had a request for more photos of the villa and surroundings from my photographer friend Justin. It's a place of such tranquil beauty and happy memories that I was delighted. I hope you enjoy them. :-)


A grape vine found one of the lanterns



Lovely wooden chair on the tiled balcony overlooking the valley



Retaining wall at the villa



Shuttered window on the ground floor


Sun-warmed stone bench





Sunset view from large terrace



Where we dried our laundry. :-)


Steps leading up from the lower terrace



 Steps leading up from the olive grove
 

The olive grove below the villa


The view from my bedroom window


 Perhaps next week I'll share more photos from the surrounding area. :-)

I'm so looking forward to the next few days! I'll be resting, visiting rellies at the beach, reading Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus , and watching Churchill's Bodyguard.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend! :-)

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. They all look so quiet and warm. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Thank you, Amuse. :-) They are so wonderfully peaceful, aren't they? Makes me take a deep breath and settle down. :-)

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  3. Justin again... thanks much for more photos of the Villa. Leslie and I are salivating over your experiences. Are you on business or just having a good time?

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  4. You're welcome, Justin! Actually, I'm at home now. I was at the villa in May and it was purely for pleasure. :-) It is such a wonderful place in Southern Italy, well off the beaten track, up in the mountains. The best part? We rented the entire thing for a week for $1200!! That's $240 per person. Amazing. :-)

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  5. These all speak warmth to me....And stunning price for a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Me too, dear Oz. :-) I feel glowy inside after looking at them. I couldn't believe the price when I found it!!! Such an amazing deal for us penny-pinching girls. :-)

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  7. I love the photos of the windows and the doors! They are all really beautiful!

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  8. Thank you, Ungourmet! :-) I'm so glad you like them. :-)

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  9. FABULOUS. Brings the best memories flooding back. You simply must do more picture posts, m'dear. :)
    Have a fab weekend. One note: Churchill's Bodyguard has 3 or 4 eps on EACH DISC (we missed them on the first disc; sent it back after just watching just the first ep) and so we're watching disc one all over again. :) FYI! It's ust so interesting!

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  10. How beautiful! All the clay tile and stone add such a gorgeous, comforting contrast! Love the laundry drying rack!

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  11. I can't imagine being in a place so beautiful. It looks amazing...

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  12. Just beautiful!!! What would I give for a week in such scenery. Love it. I am so glad you shared more photos.

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  13. SO glad you like it, Trish :-) The pics did wonders to cheer my heart yesterday. :-)

    Thanks for the heads-up about the DVD's. I will make sure I watch EVERYTHING. :-) Love you!

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  14. I love the laundry rack too, Michelle! :-) It gave me such a thrill of delight to see our sundresses billowing in the wind. :-)

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  15. It was absolute bliss, Joanne! It was so wonderful that I'm hoping to take my whole family there on our family trip to Europe this fall. :-)

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  16. I'm so pleased you like the pictures, Velva! :-) I can't describe how much good it did my heart to spend a week there. Worth every penny. :-)

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  17. Absolutely stunning photos! It could be a scene from a movie really! :D

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  18. Wow, absolutely amazing! The world is so beautiful isn't it?

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  19. These are not only beautiful but they reach the soul. They talk to me. If I was a writer, I would be inspired to write a book.

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  20. Thank you, Ellie! So glad you like them. :-)

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  21. Thanks so much, Lorraine! :-) I'm delighted they please you. :-)

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  22. It sure is, Katie! :-) So much loveliness to discover and enjoy.

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  23. I know what you mean, Chaya. I catch myself looking at them over and over, feeling peace seep into my heart.

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