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Porcignano: Wintergarten


Porcignano, near the Tuscan village of Radda in Itatly’s Chianti region, was once the private summer house of Leo Lionni (1910 – 1999) and his wife Nora. An artist with many talents – he was a photographer, painter, graphic designer and sculptor – Lionni is famous among parents for his children’s books, including the classic Frederick about a young mouse. Lionni’s estate in Porcignano not only served as his studio, it was also a meeting point for him and his many international friends, including artists, architects and intellectuals.

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Tuscany, Radda in Chianti

Scenery: Panoramic position, surrounded by woods and olive groves

Accommodation: House


Urlaub in der Neunzehn

The street number of the brick house on the edge of Eutin is also the apartment´s name. The newly renovated, bright rooms are located on the first floor of the house from 1905. The lower level of the attic apartment features a living room with dining area and open kitchen, …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Eutin, Fissau

Scenery: Old residence city in the Holstein Switzerland

Accommodation: Apartment


Casa Via Garibaldi

The small town Locorotondo (“round city”), located about 12 km from the Adriatic coast in Apulia, has a circular medieval old town and is one of the „Borghi più belli d’Italia“, the most beautiful villages in Italy. …

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Apulia, Locorotondo

Scenery: historical, densely built old town on a hill

Accommodation: House


Altes Schifferhaus

The holiday home “Altes Schifferhaus” (old sailor house) is a 250 year old listed building in the peaceful village of Wieck in the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park. During the renovation of the half-timbered house much emphasis was placed on sustainability as well as the preservation and authentic restoration of the original structure. …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Wieck auf dem Darss

Scenery: Between lagoon and the Baltic Sea beach

Accommodation: House


Locanda al Colle

Locanda al Colle sits on a hillside behind the seaside resort of Viareggio with panoramic views across the Tyrrhenian Sea. The old farmhouse has been renovated and converted into an extraordinary Maison d’hôtes. The intimate size, …

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Tuscany, Lucca, Camaiore

Scenery: hillside with sea views

Accommodation: Hotel, B&B


Villa Daesch

In a small hamlet near Gordes – one of the most beautiful mountain villages in France – Villa Daesch lies hidden behind a high wall. The silk factory dating to 1629 consists of several buildings and an intimate courtyard. …

Region/Town: FR – France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Vaucluse, Gordes

Scenery: between hill ranges and vineyards

Accommodation: House, Apartment


Baixa House

The Baixa House is situated in one of the typical bustling streets of the Lower Town (Baixa) in the heart of Lisbon. The 18th century building was erected after the devastating earthquake of 1755. Many original features including wooden floors, …

Region/Town: PT – Portugal, Lisbon

Scenery: historical center of Lisbon

Accommodation: B&B, Hotel, Apartment


Kuća Kamena

The historic fishing village of Novigrad is situated in a fjord-like bay in the Croatian region of Dalmatia. Located in the center of the picturesque old town, Kuća Kamena is a traditional Dalmatian stone house with a turbulent past: It traces its origins to the 16th century, …

Region/Town: HR – Croatia, Dalmatia, Novigrad

Scenery: Set in an old and close fishing village

Accommodation: House



The mountain village Martisberg in the Swiss Valais only has a few houses and 19 inhabitants. The Josihaus is one of the buildings nestled at 1367 meters altitude on the sunny southern slope. It was built in the 1950s by Josi Müller himself with the help of his friends from the village. …

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Valais, Martisberg

Scenery: Mountain village on a slope with view of mountain peaks

Accommodation: House


San Fiorano

Visible from afar the gleaming white San Fiorano is situated on a hill on the edge of the Apennine Mountains. For centuries the ancient parish with a church, rectory and farmhouse was the centre of the small valley. …

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Italy, Marche, Cagli

Scenery: Secluded location with great views of valleys and mountains.

Accommodation: House


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