For two weeks, we got to stay at a real, honest-to-goodness Villa in Umbria. I felt like queen of the manor. (OK, I promise not to go on too much more about the trip to Italy. I know it’s not very Swedish lagom of me to keep talking about it.) The Villa Aureli is in Castel del Piano, just southwest of Perugia and for us sun-starved Stockholmers, the place was a paradise.
As the weather was not only sunny but also hot, we had to spend a lot of time sitting by the pool drinking white wine to cool off. We made ourselves stroll around the beautiful gardens as well as it seemed the right thing to do. Robert even did some nice sketches while Nici and I took photographs. And we had to sample the owners Limoncello since the lemons were grown right there in the gardens.
I am happy to say that we all survived the experience. If only for a short time, it was good to imagine myself living the life of an Italian noblewoman. I think I could get used to it.