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A mouthwatering tour of 20 of Italy’s most beautiful and finely appointed country villas and palazzos


Italy attracts visitors from all over the world thanks to its sun-drenched landscape, rich history, enticing traditions and welcoming lifestyles. This book showcases a sumptuous selection of some of the country’s most beautiful houses, captured by the lens of renowned architecture photographer Massimo Listri. His stunning photographs range over sweeping panoramas of the houses in their country settings right down to close-ups of rooms, furniture and design details, highlighting the merging of traditional and modern comforts that epitomizes Italian style.

From the Tuscan home of Colombian artist Fernando Botero to the enchanting Baroque palazzo in Sicily, home to Milanese designer Luisa Beccaria, the images evoke every mood from timeless simplicity to the delights of decorative excess. All of the featured homes offer inspiring sources of ideas that will bring a touch of Italy to any interior.

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'Captures all that is good about Italian country living'
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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 23.5 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 235

Publication date: 28 August 2012

ISBN: 9780500516256

Contents List

Casa Torre del Chito testi di Nicoletta del Buono, Barberino Val d’Elsa, Tuscany • Casa Franzin, Torre Spaccata, Puglia • Casa Bozzo, Bargino, Tuscany • Casa Botero, Marina di Pietrasanta, Tuscany • Masseria Mandrascate, Catanese, Sicily • Tenuta Trullo Sovrano, Locorotondo, Puglia • Palazzo Ducale di Scorrano, Scorrano, Puglia • Casa di Nicola and Elda Fabrizio, Comasco, Lombardy • Villa l’Olmo, Argentario, Tuscany • Casa Garcea, Capalbio, Tuscany • Casa Arrivabene, Rivolta d’Adda, Lombardy • Casa Gandini, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Veneto • Casa Franchetti, Val d’Orcia, Tuscany • Casa Longari-Ponzoni, Rivarolo del Re, Lombardy • Villa De Domo Alberini, Umbria • Masseria Castellini, Gallipoli, Puglia • Villa di Murlo, San Casciano, Tuscany • Casa Trojer, Val Pusteria, Upper Adige • Casa Servadio, Todi, Umbria • Il Castelluccio, Noto, Sicily • Il Mulino di Baggio, Pistoia, Tuscany

About the Author

Massimo Listri’s photographs have appeared in many international style journals, including Connaissance des Artes, Ambiente and Architectural Journal, as well as in such books as Magnificent Italian Villas and Palaces and Villas of Tuscany. His book Casa Mundi was published by Thames & Hudson in 2008.

List of Contributors

Nicoletta del Buono