Cottages and Colors

The colors of European cottages and buildings are full of charm and rustic authenticity.  Many are built of stone and finished with wood shutters and  a splash of color. Some of these properties are currently for sale or up for home exchange...

Morbihan, France

Rusticas in the Lazio Region of Italy--Love Home Swap

Maisons for sale in Morbihan, France, love the blues, tans and reds.

Villas in the Lazio Region near Rome--Love Home Swap

Switzerland and Germany Home Exchange properties

Love this Spanish Villa in Valencia--featured from Love Home Swap.

I snapped these windows with lovely shutters and flowers in Orvieto (upper right) and Lucca (bottom).  They remind me of the beautiful Tuscan ceramics and the delicious fruits and vegetables in the markets of the area.

The luxurious Giorgio Hotel (above) in Portofino, Italy, offers a great view of the Ligurian sea (Riviera).  Stroll directly up the hill from the village of Portofino to visit the St. George Church (left) and this boutique hotel. The earth tone walls are common to the area.  The views are enormous up and down the Ligurian Riviera coastline from this location.

Left photo from About Portofino

Beautiful Bellagio, Lake Como (left) and a Venice window (right).  The colors in Bellagio are just quintessential Italy in my opinion.  Love the village and the best time to visit is October.  It seemed like we had it all to ourselves as they get ready to close shops in November.

More Villa Color Facelifts here


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