Monday, September 24, 2012
All the talk of the shows in Milan for the past few days has me dreaming of Italy again. I'm trying to figure out if I can fit in a trip between High Point and the launch of my book. Not sure if it's going to happen but I'm putting Villa Cetinale on the list just in case. I think their description sums it up best.
"Villa Cetinale is a 17th century villa in the Ancaiano district near Siena, Italy. Designed by the architect Carlo Fontana, in the Roman Baroque style, the villa was built in 1680 by Cardinal Flavio Chigi for Pope Alexander VII — Fabio Chigi. The gardens at Villa Cetinale are renowned as being amongst the most beautiful in Italy. Within easy reach of Florence, Siena, Pisa, Rome, Villa Cetinale is ideally situated for sightseeing, shopping, eating out or just relaxing in the beautiful Tuscan landscape."
It's bellissimo. Sigh.