The Venetian room inside the palazzo on the Isola Madre, Lake Maggiore.
A collection of ceilings from old Italian villas. In 2007, I joined the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for a two-week adventure exploring the historical villas and gardens of the northern Italian Lake District. Instead of grouping my collection by each individual villa, I thought it would be more interesting to present my photos taken on this trip by ceiling, wall, and floor treatments. This first post is all about fancy ceilings.
Oh! And if you’re wondering why I’m posting about a trip made to Europe five years ago, it’s because I needed a mental, if not physical, escape from Dallas and its summer cruelty. I do have another trip to Italy planned for late next spring, but since it’s a long ways off, I needed a little fix in the mean time.