During the last week we took two trips to Valdobbiadene and San Vito di Valdobbiadene to see family and family friends. It’s the hometown of my mother-in-law and where my husband would spend time each summer for 3 months as a boy. This post is from our first trip there, a day trip.
After a brief visit to make plans to return in a few days we headed over towards Maser and Villa Barbaro. We’d failed to visit this Palladian villa during our last visit and I’d really wanted to see its nymphaeum. Sadly, I couldn’t take photos of it, but I took exterior images. (You can look up the interior online. It’s really quite impressive considering its age.)
After our visit we drove down the road a few kilometers to the hilltop town of Asolo.
The views there truly were quite incredible.
This hotel (we think) had a patio full of potted Agave.
The King of his Castle watched me as I took photos through a fence. This guy clearly is in charge on this small street.
We returned to Vencie, took a nice slow walk back to the apartment, and then I tended to the needs of this poor sage plant. Left for us by our hosts, the last thing I want to do is kill it.
2 thoughts on “Valdobbiadene and Villa Barbaro”
That view in the first picture! Just amazing! The photo looks like it should be on the cover of a book. I don’t even want to know about the lady doing yoga under the horse.
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She reminds me of an almost x-rated version of the mermaid on the SB cup. Naughty little nymph. As for the view, much of Italy is really quite incredible.