Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bramasole

Today we found Bramasole, the house from Frances Mayes's book, "Under the Tuscan Sun". The tourist office was very helpful in giving us directions to walk there from Cortona. The trouble was that we tried it yesterday in 35 degree heat and it took so long that we turned back before we reached it. Then today, we found alternative directions on the net about how to reach it by car. We followed the instructions to a gate which opens onto a lavender-lined drive:


This little niche is to the right of the gate:


Then I looked up, and there was Bramasole above me, in apricot tones amidst manicured gardens full of flowers:

3 comments:

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, how wonderful! What a dream, to be able to read her books and go to Tuscany, I am so envious! Your gorgeous pictures helped me have a little bit of a virtual vacation, though, thank you! Happy to find you, and happy to be your newest follower! XO!

allison tait said...

Catherine at In My House introduced me to your blog - we are practically neighbours. Sort of. Anyway, I am incredibly jealous of your adventures and looking forward to reading more.

Fabulously french said...

Wow, it must have been great finding it - under the tuscan sun is one of my favourite movies.

I wonder if it is full of lovely things inside....

Leeann x

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