Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Villa Pina

This is a view through the gates of an old villa just off one of Molfetta's main streets. I have never seen anyone go in or out of this villa, but the neighbors assure me that there is an elderly couple who come regularly to tend to the plants and the garden. There is a great tradition in Molfetta of living in town, but having a small plot of land in the countryside (some with and some without a small house) where you can cultivate some olive and fruit trees and escape the heat of the city in the summertime. Many of these villas used to be well outside town limits, but have since found themselves in the middle of urban development.

7 comments:

angela said...

It's a very pretty peaceful spot. It looks well cared for.

USelaine said...

I love the overhanging grape vines. It looks like they are already turning to their autumn colors.

Hilda said...

Pretty! It's so tempting to go in and take a look around!

Anonymous said...

Who let you in? i finally figured out how to do this!!!!! maria

Saretta said...

I just drove by the villa today and they have pruned all the plants drastically...I got this picture just in time!

Maria! I didn't actually go in, just stuck my camera through the bars of the gate!

PJ said...

Oh, those grapes look wonderful! The whole garden looks like something I would love to have.

babooshka said...

I could happily sit there all day. Beautiful imgae.