there’s something so charming about tuscany. i have always had a fantasy about having a home there ever since the movie under the tuscan sun. when i saw this beautiful home in tuscany in the new architectural digest, my fantasy suddenly appeared before me. this is exactly what i had envisioned in my head.
the home, formerly a covent, is in the hilltop town of Capalbio which sits in between Florence and Rome, an area considered to be the hamptons of rome. the home belongs to jacaranda caracciolo di melito falck, passed down to her grandfather Don Filippo Caracciolo, eighth Prince of Castagneto and third Duke of Melito.
the home has a rich history which is obvious by it’s interiors and gardens. a fresh layer was added by decorator Tommaso Ziffer. the antiques and art had been passed down by generations, tommaso layered in stripes, ikats, and chintz’s in a green and blue color palette that must have been inspired by the interiors of the decorator Madeleine Castaing.
the house might be several hundred years old, but because of the layers it feels fresh and somewhat modern, and just like in my fantasy, it shines ever so brightly under the tuscan sun.