A TUSCAN IDYLL
Dreams of memorable holidays fill countless hours of our sleeping moments but we can recall only a fraction of them. When one of these dreams fortunately occurs moments before we awaken we savor its visuals forever, wondering if we'll ever get to live the reality of it all, hoping that one fine day we just might.
That dream might look a bit like this, steeped in a kind of peace so rarely found these days. You can still find it in Tuscany, though, in Lucca, in a small village called San Macario, at a charming and sumptuously realized converted farm house called Villa dell'Artista.
Its owners are an enormously talented couple of artists (of many media) who've considered every detail here—they've created it for themselves, but when they're not in residence it might just be all for you.
Endless sunshine, views, solitude, olive trees ...
The elegantly simple garden is all about understatement—these sheep are not intruders, but are the work, in bronze, of artist Karen Wilberding Diefenbach.