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Voqie Living Australia Massimo Ferragamo

In the hills of Tuscany…

Castiglion del Bosco… “a wonderfully atmospheric and authentic

Italian wine estate that has been reimagined and restored by

Massimo Ferragamo (son of legendary shoe maker Salvadore)…

Just minutes from the idyllic hilltop village of Montalcino”

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“a number of Tuscan farmhouses have been transformed

into villas, while the core of the estate is Il Borgo, a village

comprising 17th and 18th century buildings perched high

on a hilltop that is home to 16 luxurious quest suites…”

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Interesting details….

horn lamp, see through curio cabinet…

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Ensuite marble soaking tub…

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The shadows of cypresses cast long shadows against

the stone facade of Villa Castello,

“one of the atmospheric houses at Il Borgo…”

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The estate’s treasures include “Etruscan artefacts dating

back to 600 BC, the ruins of a 12th century castle fortress

after which the estate is named, and Chiesa di San Michele

Arcangelo, a 700 year old chapel with a fresco

dating from the 14 century by Pietro Lorenzetti…”

Vogue Living Australia

Collector’s edition

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And in Morocco…

World of Interiors Oct 06 MOP banquette

Love how the intricate mother of pearl inlay glints

from the dark umber shadows, and the touches of carmine red……

World of Interiors Oct ’06

Syrian-inspired banquette and Venetian

crystal lamp in the reception room of Jean-Paul

Gaultier’s home “Dar Tiour ‘the house of the birds’

hidden in the heart of in Marrakesh’s medina…”

Italian Hours book cover

Visitors to the Dodges Palace (detail)

c. 1870

Museo Civico di Bassano del Grappa