Good morning! Well after being cooped up the last five days and counting trying to nurse my knee back to normalcy, it’s got me dreaming of a nice loooong vacation!? Enter our virtual little trip to Italy….best part is we get to go together. One house for you and one? for me:) I am even letting you pick your own house……..my treat! Now this post,? I need to tell you first is going to make you really want to go to Italy. I mean R E A L L Y. Just warning you, putting it out there. One of the things we had planned to do this summer was to visit Italy, so unfortunate that it did not work out, between my son and my husband’s schedules there was not a window of time to make it happen. There was only one person I was trusting to make that trip, Sandy from You May Be Wandering, travel expert extraordinaire, click here if a trip is in your future. I? was needless to say,? disappointed but? am now looking ahead to a future date. I am determined but with my son now headed to college it’s? a little more challenging as summer is when I really wanted to go,? so may have to wait till spring. In doing so I am considering a private rental via Home Away vs. a hotel, a few friends have used them and have raved about the experience. Really depends on how many of us will go as this works well for a large family.? All homes shown here today are from their site. Needless to say I started at the top and got busy dreaming because lately that’s what I do and might I say I do it well:) Few places can carry you away to a beautiful place like Tuscany, Italy…… There is? something so other worldly and dreamy about these incredible Tuscan villas, makes me feel like I have been swept away into some fantastical movie set…all I need is my bicycle, a few copper pots on the stove of something aromatic cooking, opera blasting in the background, a few dogs barking, you get the picture…S U B L I M E. Ready to choose your villa?? Thought this would make a fun Which would you choose, so feast your eyes on these beauties! Let’s go….. House 1 Villa Brv Gai HOUSE 2 Villa Machiavelli House 3 Borgo Santo Pietro ? HOUSE 4 Villa Lenna House 5 Casa Biondi House 6 Casole D’elsa Villa ? Still breathing? I had my breath taken away a few times putting this post together and found myself having to find major restraint in not booking the next flight to Rome! Oh boy, what is it about that magical hold that Italy has on us? It certainly gets the best of the dreamer in all of us doesn’t it? Come on….we have all had that Under the Tuscan Sun dream moment! If you want to visit Home Away click here , forewarning, carve out some time….you can get really carried away “traveling the world” on their site! I cannot wait to see which villa you will be staying in. After much hemming and hawing between three of them, I finally opted for villa number 6, it feels intimate, cozy, fresh, updated and right out of a Tuscan storybook.? Plus I kind of fell in love with the kitchen! No worries, you can come over every afternoon for a glass of wine (or two)? and a bowl of pasta…..ciao bella! In case you missed it…….. Got my tole line in and it is exquisite!! I cannot wait to share it with you.? The full “unveiling” will take place sometime within the next week but I am running a small current promotion on a few pieces? which started last night, click here for details! My post yesterday “Blue and white with a dash of black” was a hit if you missed it, click here, it’s worth a look. Ciao! Which Italian villa best says come to mama?