The place I stayed in is outside a town called Rosignano Marittimo, about 40 km south of Pisa. After all the squealing and hugs and OMG!!!!’s at the airport in Pisa….
……………we headed to the summer home……Remember my daughter Marghe? This is one of her Nonna’s homes. It was beyond awesome. I could HAPPILY live out my days here.
The door? Wide enough to DRIVE thru (with their small cars). I immediately felt at peace when I saw this home. And even more so when I walked inside. I felt welcomed. By the people AND the home.
I fell in love……………..this home surrounded me with love. I could feel it from all of the people. Marghe’s Nonna’s husband (he is not her bio Nonno) Pierre was just a joy. Champion Sail boater with trophies everywhere. Her Nonna? I could just keep her. So sweet and warm.
The upper window on the right was my room. No I didn’t sneak down the stairs at night. Couldn’t you just LIVE here???? I could happily swirl around in the lawn like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music….. wearing a dress and and and everything!!!!
This was my room. HUGE comfortable bed in a big room. I slept so well! Even tho I was alone. *sigh*
That big green door opened into that screen porch which opened into this room where you can see right through to the living room. Open, clean, airy, and fresh, the ceilings were WAY up there.
The paintings on the wall are Pierre’s originals.
This is the kitchen. Not a great photo but it again shows how HIGH the ceilings are. The doorways are taller than ours then you can see how much more is above the door.
The stairwell you saw on the outside enters here, my room being to the right in this photo. When I first arrived, this door was open and the breezes just flowed through….4 huge bedrooms and a bath up here.
I thought this stairway was SO modern yet perfect for this home. As you walked up it, you could look into the living room on the right, or the sitting room on the left. The living room is just below what I now call MY room…..yup. I’m keepin’ it!!
I absolutely would LOVE to come back to this home. Marghe’s mom, Antonella is talking of turning it into a bed and breakfast. This place would be SO perfect for that. Right off the kitchen is a place outside the double sized patio doors where guests could eat alfresco. There is an apple orchard and olive trees, peace and tranquility. I know that sounds corny but it was SO nice there.
I’ll go back.
In a heartbeat.