I honestly don’t know if it was love at first sight, but it definitely was something! The house took my breath away as soon as the door opened. And after that, it just kept delivering surprises throughout the whole viewing.
Since the address is Piazza Libertà, once we bought the house we decided to name it Palazzo Libertà.
It is a fairly dark house, and these pictures were all taken on our first visit, so you’ll have to excuse the quality!
Walking into the house, we didn’t exactly know what to expect. We’d been looking at apartments as well as whole buildings, and as this was in the middle of a village, we assumed it would be a shared house. Shared house or not, the hallway and stairs were rustic and stunning.
Honestly, the very first thing I saw was a Birreria on the same square. I adore beer, and it felt like a sign that I should have one so close to my second home! But I try not to be superstitious, and it was very(!) important to me, not to let something like that guide how I felt about the house.
Another breathtaking part of the house was the kitchen! The old lady who was selling had generally been very thorough in picking out the material. Not always practical, but ensuring that it looked stunning!
THE LOWER LEVEL
Walking to the bottom level of the house we found a wine cellar. This was not as much love-at-first-sight for me as it was for my husband. Around a constant 15 C degrees – even with 35 C degrees outside – and made up of a part of the winding tunnels leading to the village church, it’s easy to see the allure.
THE UPPER LEVEL
In contrast to the wine cellar was the balcony/small terrace on the top floor. Sunny, bright, and with a view that cannot be described in words.
Maybe it’s no wonder we were swooned by Palazzo Libertà!