9.07.2007

villa ludovica, latest obsession

it's friday, so let's take a long visit to my favorite tuscan villa, the villa ludovica. this lovely house is located in one of the most wonderful hilly places of a region called lucchesia. it was once an ancient convent whose origins date back to the xvii century. the house is placed in a unique position with a magnificent view over the town of lucca.
i have lived in italy, i have visited several times, i speak the language, and there isn't much about the culture i don't adore. so i suppose it's no surprise i'm obsessed with this villa. forget "under the tuscan sun" (i couldn't even finish that cliche-ridden tome), i'm ready to just escape to my own reality filled version of living in tuscany. ok, so this villa isn't in my reality yet either. you caught me! but it's friday and i'm feeling full of big dreams. let's just stroll on over there, shall we.......





sometime this weekend, i hope you can take a moment to close your eyes & imagine the place you'd most like to go in the world if money & time were no issue. feel yourself there & make it a reality in your mind's eye. go ahead, rest your mind there for a while. you deserve it!

have a fabulous get-away-wonderland weekend!




(all photos from shootfactory)

7 comments:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Italy is my most favorite country in the world. I have lived there, too! Sounds to me like you need a hideaway there.

PS I have linked you:-)

studio wellspring said...

thanks so much maryam ~ i adore your blog & like to imagine being at your peacock paradise when the hustle & bustle of sf gets to me. but of course a hideaway in italy would be divine too.

Bhavna said...

Oh...these pictures are so nice - want to pack my bags right now and plonl down in that lounge chair or lie down on the day bed! Looking at these have made me long for a vacation :-)

P.S: Thanks for dropping by 'An Indian Summer'...glad you did, your comment led me to your lovely blog :)

studio wellspring said...

thanks so much for checking out my little studio inspiration wellspring blog here, miss bhavna. an indian summer is truly delightful.

vineeta said...

I have loved drooling over italian villas & villages for a long time now - the cobbled streets, the flower edged windows the textured walls, the beustiful lanscapes- the list is endless! thanx for this post :) saw yr comment on 'thhe indian summer' and hopped across to see yr blog- Im glad i did :)

Cote de Texas said...

omg - I hate my life!!! flat, hot, flat, nothingness to look at: Houston Texas

studio wellspring said...

oh cdt ~ i have a good friend in houston and she says the same thing. :o( but hopefully you're able to travel out often to get visually rejuvenated. even our own u.s.-of-a. has so many gorgeous places to visit.