The house is situated on a sunny hillside, in a quiet location, 100 metres from the road and surrounded by greenery.
To the East and South are mulberry trees, “mori” in the local dialect, where our ancestors kept their apples. Their leaves were used to feed silkworms, common in the 1950s, but today the trees simply provide welcome shade on hot summer days.
To the West there are ever-green olives, which frame the view of the village of Serra San Quirico – headquarters of the Natural Park ‘Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi’, which has gained the important qualification of ‘Sustainable Tourism’ from the Europarc Federation – in its characteristic shape of a ship, stretched along a spur of rock.
To the North, in addition to the olives outside the boundary fence, we have a Normandy Pine which shelters the entry to the loggia.
Around the house are a lawn and areas paved in stone, which have extended the original yard to create a pleasant, usable area even in mixed weather conditions.
Tables made from old cartwheels, wooden and stone benches and a fountain make the area even more pleasant, … a reminder of the old men of the past, their faces lined by the sun, for whom it was enough to have a jacket laid in the shade for a siesta after a hard day working in the fields.