All began in 2006 when we were falling in love with an over 200 year old house on a cliff in Pizzo (Calabria), in the South of Italy.
For several reasons it took us five years to renovate and decorate the palazzo.
It's now our beautiful European home base, away from our expat home in Asia.
Here are some milestones from our project:
How we got the palazzo? - about having a dream in summer 2006
Facade - before and after - photos from above
Facade - before and after - photos from front and side
Facade - before and after - photos from the Sea
Fanfare! - the renovation starts with good vibes in November 2007
online renovation - how to deal with a long distance project
My crazy tile mix for the kitchen - turns out sensational!
Now I have to live with this - the "mistakes" we made
Maybe the biggest shock - the struggle with a TV antenna
Resource links - my file for resources (international, Italian and local)
Restoring - the whole documentation of the renovation progress
Press: The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune feature our renovation project in the article "Expatriate Bloggers chronicle details of Home Renovation"
The Guest Residence - the vaulted cellar of the palazzo with its private garden terrace became a pleasant guest residence which we are letting to vacationers.
Visit our "Best of" Photo Gallery for more impressions
Palazzo Pizzo logo 2006-2013
Palazzo Pizzo logo since 09/2013