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I can't resist a lovely old villa bathed in sunlight. This villa is closed up and falling apart, wouldn't it be wonderful to restore it back to its former glory?
These country villas were used as holiday homes by the aristocracy in the 17th century to get away from the summer heat in the city. The area where I live was once one of the most popular areas to have a 'holiday home' and the wealthy owners tried to outdo each other in elegance and the latest fashions. This one has a typical double staircase on the front and inner courtyard but it's behind a big gate and I can't get a good view!