The myth of the Italian holiday home as seen through movies and TV series

Jul 27, 2023 502

BY: Silvana Annicchiarico

“Villeggiatura” in Italian means vacation. It’s easy to overlook that the word’s etymology also includes the idea of villa: as if vacationing meant spending time in what in past centuries were called ville di delizia, places of balance and harmony between culture and nature, where one could restore both mind and body.

Movies have always had a special fascination for villas, setting thrilling intrigues and exciting stories within their walls or in their parks, thus contributing to the legend of certain places.

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