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Sirolo, Ancona, Le Marche... longing for some beach time! The white beaches of the Adriatic are less than 2hr from the tower... I hear them calling my name. I’m ready to go! .
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Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy... iconic view from the Piazza Grande... I just love the perfect randomness of the row houses. This evolution that comes together in these urban architectural clusters just can’t be reproduced successfully in a new development dictated by planning commissions and city councils, despite good intentions, without losing authenticity. .
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Palm tree in the garden in Torri ... just beyond the walls of our borgo medieval town center, looking over the central hills of Umbria. People ask all the time if it snows in Torri. Pino, our friendly neighbor, said it snowed about an inch this last winter and was really cold for just a few days... the same time it snowed in Rome and the fountains froze... but with this palm tree in our neighbor’s beautiful garden, you know it is a temperate climate... and you can see why they call it “the green heart of Italy “
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Castiglion Fiorentino ... a great hill town in the province of Arezzo around the corner from Perugia just beyond our adopted Umbria in Tuscany, less than 90 min north of our tower home. So many wonderful gems to discover and treasure! .
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Ancient interior walls of our medieval village stone enclosure ... so much history witnessed by these walls over the course of the last 800 years. Note the once fireplaces and chimney flues within these walls. I’d love to restore this space to its original design! .
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Torri, Gualdo Cattaneo, Perugia, Umbria... every great castle tower needs a set of stairs and hallway to climb each level to the top... here is a view of the stair/ hallway with French doors beyond overlooking the courtyard below. .
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Torri, Perugia, Umbria... 12th century stone steps at the “cortile” private courtyard steps at our tower... not as scary as it looks... .
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Torri, Perugia, Umbria... Castle-like living in the sitting room of the lower bedroom with a medieval stone fireplace and stone floor. .
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Torri, Perugia, Umbria... continuing the series: Middle bedroom with the cozy stone walls, wood floors and beams, and Rajasthan rugs and bedspread... Each bedroom includes a private bath as well... .
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Torri, Perugia, Umbria... Master suite at the tower with meter-thick stone castle walls! Who would like to sleep in an 800 year old castle? .
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Torri, Perugia, Umbria... it’s been a year since starting this instagram of our Umbrian medieval tower home ... the intent remains the same in having a way to share it with friends.... In that train of thought, I’m going to revisit some interior spaces - starting with the dining room at the top level of Torri Tower, with handmade dishes from Gubbio, with the central fireplace in the background. .
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Arezzo, Toscana, Italy... typically the central piazza of an Italian town has the major church facing it. In Arezzo, however, the piazza grande has the church turning its back to the piazza... not sure why.... (I know the apse typically faces east, but here is an amazing opportunity to face this classic piazza and it doesn’t - only an architect would be bothered) detailing of the apse of Santa Maria Della Pieve. Arezzo is the neighboring province next to Perugia, just over an hour away from our tower... .
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Bevagna pasticceria bakery shop window... anyone in the mood for Italian pastries?... Not everything of beauty in this town is made of medieval stone - sometimes it’s just some flour, egg, butter, and sugar!!! Buon appetito! .
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Torri, Perugia, Umbria... street light, roof tile, stone wall, chimney top and green countryside beyond... these are the kit-of-parts that make up our little village looking south over the green heart of Italy.... .
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Torri, Perugia, Umbria... the country lane from Torri heading west toward Todi... the central hills of Umbria, the green heart of Italy! .
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Torri, Perugia, Umbria... a detail of a ceramic plate on our corner living room table in the tower. The plate comes from an amazing ceramic shop and artisan factory G&P in Deruta. Deruta is the ceramic capital of Italy , just a few kilometers north of our home.
To see more of Deruta, go to my wife’s feed @orchardsitaly where each Saturday morning she shares another personal story of her experiences with the lovely Italian friendships she’s formed and made along the way.... .
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