After my short escape in Asia I started to appreciate more what I have right where I am now. I used to take Europe and its beauties for granted but while I was away I realized that I would miss it terribly if I was to never see it again. I started developing the syndrom of the Chinese tourist (V-sign excluded) which means taking loads of photos of every street, corner, backyard, door, etc. This lead to the need of a buying a new external hard drive of around 10TB (:D) but also to many new discoveries.
One of the latest is a luxurious historic mansion that now functions as Bed and Breakfast. It is located in Giungano, a small village in the mountains of Cilento, Southern Italy. The residence is called Domus Laeta and its story begins back in 1600. It still belongs to Aulisio family, Lords of Giungano who have preserved the sense of the Middle Ages. I was very impressed by the library with around 3000 volumes of old and rare books and by the infinity pool that was once a water reservoir. Not to mention the spectacular view to the sea and the Valley of Temples.
By the way Domus Laeta in latin means Happy House. I think that the pictures will explain why better than me.
Do you like it? In which part of the mansion would you like to read your book? For me it is impossible to pick just one ..