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Tuscan Mountain VillaMonday, June 23, 2008 by Steve Hill
Filed under: Travel
San Giovanni, Italy, June 10

This painting is an old farmhouse where we stayed, part of a twelfth century estate perched high above the valley near San Giovanni, just 40 km east of Lucca. The house has a history that incudes the most recent incursions involving the Fascists when British troops occupied the little village a few kilometers away and sent a few mortar rounds into these buildings occupied by Fascists during WWII.

Italy Tuscan Mountain Villa
Italy Tuscan Mountain Villa


The roofs have been replaced and the serenity of the Tuscan countryside prevails. The walls were reflecting the warm tones cast by the sun and set a quiet glow across the landscape.

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1. Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 1:15:32 PM by Tamara
Ah, Toscano!!! Che bello! E' vero? Drat...I just hit the wrong button and "unsubsribed"...how do I get back in the loop? Ciao, Abbracci...T
2. Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 1:45:41 PM by cinzia marin
Ciao raggazzi... from Rome... how do you like this heat.. not bad .. BAH . You seem to be having a pretty spectacular time. Should I have written all this in Italian...? We are living in the same apartment as last year. We have been here since March 07, we went the the US last Aug then to Argentina , then back here in Nov. I love you web site.. Spent the last two years developing a new form of painting.. whichis a real break through for me. Regards to you and your lovely Seniora.


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