Last week I returned home from my first time to Europe. I would say this was a trip of a lifetime, but it is more like the first of a lifetime. Traveling has been a love of mine for a long time and I am blessed to have been as many places as I have. I love hearing the history of an area while experiencing it first hand. I learned a lot on this trip, ate an obscene amount of carbs and saw beautiful sites, but I am going to focus on sharing the home we rented in Tuscany, Italy, for 5 days as a family. This is a real estate blog after all. I would love to share more about my trip over coffee…. or pasta!

The home we rented is owned by IT and computer guru Bruno, and staffed with the most genuine couple, Marinela and Rafeal. The house is over 800 years old with tons of character and is tucked away from most civilization in the countryside of Tuscany. I took great video on my iphone but it did not transfer to my computer clearly, so I leave you with pictures!

 

[Front of the house. Enter to the left through a small courtyard to the front door.]

 

[Entry way. Kitchen to the right, living room to the left, upstairs via the back left]

 

[In the kitchen with Marinela and Rafeal right before dinner]

 

[Dining room where we enjoyed dinner and a fire every night.]

 

[Oldest room in the house. Once used as storage shed. Check out the ceiling!]

 

[One of the bedrooms upstairs. Cozy.]

 

[Master Bedroom]

 

[Porch area leading in to the kitchen.]

 

[Taking in some sunshine on east side of the house.]

 

[Back of the house from the garden area.]

 

[Stunning view down the road from our house]

 

 

If you are in the market for a villa in Tuscany, I hear he might be ready to sell.  😉

 

Grazie per aver letto!