Villa Palazzetta Five Years Later . . .
Seems like it was just yesterday that we finished our remodel of Villa Palazzetta, but it was August of 2018. That's almost five years ago! On our visit to VP this spring we had some incredible light and I took the opportunity to take some new photos of our restored 1600's farmhouse. It's weathered well, I dare say. The grounds are doing so well under Matteo's patient care and the house seems like it was restored just yesterday thanks to Lisa Jane's eagle-eye for details. So here's a few shots from this past May. It really is this beautiful.
And just after that shot this was the view from the east patio of the villa. It's the panoramic vistas that astonish most guests to Villa Palazzetta. And we never cease to be amazed either.
Several years ago we noticed that many of the old buildings have ivy growing up their sides. We thought it softened the look, not to mention how beautiful it is when the ivy leaves turn red in autumn. We planted these as a 2 foot high plant 3 years ago.
It's always hard to leave Villa Palazzetta. This is the view looking back toward the villa as you head out. I get a little choked up every time we leave. But who wouldn't?