New job opportunities in the countryside: landscape designer, home restylers, entertainers ….English names for activities that Tuscan farmers have always done.
And here they are in action, Paolo and Paola the “home restylers” at Fattoria del Colle. He’s a carpenter and gardener and she’s an accountant, but together they are a formidable team. They have succeeded in renovating old furniture and giving warmth and comfort to two apartments in the country inn: Guardia and Imbottigliamento.
Guardia was where the gamekeeper lived, it is the most panoramic of all on the estate, but now it is also the most romantic. Living room, big kitchen, double
bedroom, a twin bedroom and bathroom. The view over the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia resembles a Renaissance painting. The lodging is so well furnished that when entering it seems to be ones grandparents home after the visit of an expert furnisher.
The Imbottigliamento apartment is on the ground floor and allows tourists to eat out of doors in the little courtyard in front of the main door. Antique furniture, sometimes of great value, with some modern touches and an uneven flooring that tells of the history of the building where fifty years ago a bottling of the wine took place.
This is how Paola and Paolo’s creativity emphasizes and give value to the past of this territory and its traditions. Old memories are solicited now such as the pans hanging on the wall, or the sacred images printed on small cards now made more precious with a frame. This is an example of the new farmers, protagonists and storytellers of an old story, of knowledge consolidated through the passing of time, and that now have just got new names
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