“The first time I came with Ben to Picinisco, I fell absolutely in love with Villa Inglese. It was a glorious sunny day, and the house,
With all her shutters closed and a faded pink exterior, looked like she was asleep.
A tiny handwritten card in the window spelled out the words ‘Vendesi’, ‘for sale’, and it felt like our sign that we should wake her up.
It has brought us so much pleasure to restore Villa Inglese. The family who owned the Villa before us took great care of it, and it has been a joy to preserve its history while giving it all the elements of modern style. With the help of fantastic local craftsmen, we have revived its extraordinary cornices, beautiful fireplaces and pink facade; its interiors are a carefully curated mix of original furniture and contemporary design.
I lived for many years in an alpine village in France, and feel most free and most myself in the mountains. Picinisco evokes that feeling. Open the windows at Villa Inglese and you’re in the sky, looking out over the valley below. A far cry from the bustling streets of Rome and London.
Looking forward to showing you around,