While looking at some earlier pictures, I noticed a house in the background that I’d noticed before but never really thought about. Here it is in a picture from my October trip. It’s right in the center of the view from the back of our house, almost straight to the west.
I went to Google Earth and it was easy to identify. In fact, it popped up with a place name: Le Foglie Ridenti.
Here’s the Google Earth view. Our house is the pin on the right.
Here’s Le Foglie Ridenti from above. If you look closely at the first picture, you can make out the pool that you see in the overhead shot.
From the topological map, you can see: just down the hill and back up.
I found Le Foglie Ridenti on Google. It’s a house for rent, owned by Saranne and Graham, who live in the attached house with their two children. They describe it as an “eco-friendly farmhouse.” The name means, “the laughing leaves.”
The site says Graham is Irish; it doesn’t say specifically about Saranne. In addition to renting the house, they offer catering and wine expertise. Here’s the link to their site: Le Foglie Ridenti
On the site, I found a picture back across the valley. Our land is right in the center.
Now, the question is how they’ll feel when they find out about the Americans across the way. We may contact them and see about staying there on an upcoming trip.
Mea Culpa Update
I thought I’d found the right house, but after we visited in July, 2017, Anne noticed that the house I had picked had a regular concrete pool, not the natural pool at Le Foglie Ridenti.
Here is the corrected overview. The red circle is the house I identified earlier. The correct house is in the green circle:
And a closer look:
You can read more about Le Foglie Ridenti in Anne’s post from July.
First image: Copyright © Our Big Italian Adventure
Images 2, 3 4, 6,and 7: Google Earth and Google Maps
Fifth image: Le Foglie Ridenti | http://foglie-ridenti.com/