Aug 16, 2011

Villa Rucellai






This is where I'm staying. A beautiful agriturismo farm called Villa Rucellai in the hills between Pistoia and Prato.
WiFi and willpower are spotty, so I check email and post erratically. Right now I'm writing this as I enjoy a glass of Franciacorta in the garden.
The orange and wine braised wild pigeons are simmering on the stove, and the mosquitoes are coming, so I better go inside and get out of this wet bathing suit.


Ciao,
E.

16 comments:

  1. This looks and sound heavenly! And very romantic....
    ciao

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  2. Dear Lola, this all sounds most decidedly decadent ! Hope you are having a fabulous time... and I don't think I've ever had a Franciacorta... will have to track one down... be well, am looking forward to more of your fine food adventures after vacation is over...

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  3. Oh wow, that looks and sounds wonderful (except for the mosquitoes!)

    Enjoy doing only what you feel like doing.

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  4. Wouldn't you rather be working on Bop Cameron?

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  5. This looks and sounds beautiful! I'm insanely jealous!! Just remember the zanzare zapper! :-)

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  6. I'm booking a few days here - exactly what I am looking for...

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  7. Simply sit back and enjoy forget about blogging for awhile. :)

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  8. Fabiana~
    It is indeed! A wonderful place.

    Owen~
    I promise to blog more recipes soon!
    Franciacorta IMO is better than champagne!!

    Laura~
    Thank you, I will! ;)

    Roseann~
    Actually... No! I'm perfectly happy here, doing what I do. I turned down that gig and never regretted the decision! :)

    Pete~
    The Zapper Safari is my favorite evening activity (besides sunset aperitivo)

    Claudia~
    Tell Francesca & Frank I sent you!

    Linda~
    Done: brain unplugged. Smiles and hugs to you.

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  9. We stayed at the Villa Rucellai one fall five years ago and had it to ourselves, the only guests. What a surprise to find it in a blog I consult from time to time about all things Italian. It was a heavenly place, and Prato a fascinating city. Just seeing those photos make me long for a return trip. -Susan in Illinois

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  10. Susan~
    It's a little secret for those in the know. Only in these mid-August days the b&b is a little busier, with all the rooms occupied by guests. But in the next few days they will all slowly leave, we will remain the only ones left to enjoy the Villa much like you did, spending days making marmalade and taking long countryside walks, swimming slow laps in the freezing cold spring water-filled pool.
    Did you know that the owners' grandmother married a Florentine, but was born in Winnetka, IL? :)

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  11. Enjoy your stay Eleonora !!! At the moment in our cities is awfully hot.

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  12. Saretta~
    Grazie, bella!

    Fabrizio~
    Anche qui non scherza, ma è sempre meglio che la bollente Roma che mi aspetta...

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  13. It looks heavenly. Can't wait to read/hear more about it.

    buona vacanza

    x

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  14. Che bello essere in vacanza. Dovrei essere a Prato a Settembre, e non vedo l'ora.

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  15. That place looks amazing. It will be great to wake up in the morning and enjoy the mountain view while sipping your coffee.

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