Podere Palazzo is the tuscan farmhouse vacation home of Chicago based designer Patrizio Fradiani. The home is rent-able for a holiday stay in Tuscan region of Italy. My friend sent me the link from designtripper when I recently mentioned my trip later this year to Italy. It is a lovely place — and while it is a bit south of the route I will be traveling, the gardens are certainly worth a mention here for their relaxed mix of modern and traditional styling that seems quite at home in the beatuiful hills. I do wish that this were an option for our trip!
The hilltop garden is full of berries, grapes, berbs and even a rare variety of olive brought north from the island of sicily. There are of course the steroetypical but perfect spindly cypress but also a flock of sheep, and the odd wild boar to keep the garden lively.
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