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pizzorusso

from italy last week.    sorry.   now that i’m home and have internet access, here are some highlights.

a year ago, our friends randall and teresa bought a masseria – a walled italian farm house – called villa pizzorusso.  the new part of the house (the two-story part) was built in the 18th century, the old in the 15th.  the house wasn’t quite a ruin when they bought it, but nearly, and they’ve been working with a local architect to both restore and update it in the most beautiful way.   teresa, who is originally from the area,  has exquisite taste.

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the house (with a large, walled garden, gorgeous pool and orangerie) sits in a field surrounded by miles of olive groves in the province of brindisi in the region of puglia — the south eastern tip of the italian peninsula – the “heel” of the “boot.”    it’s an agricultural region…

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