Saturday, August 28, 2010

Villa Jana

Villa Jana, Quercianella, Livorno“Villa Jana”, or “Castel Jana” as modestly written on a plaque at the main gate, is a striking structure in eclectic style built in 1921 in the outskirts of Quercianella.Villa Jana, Quercianella, LivornoQuercianella, an administrative division of Livorno, is a lovely seaside resort and the southernmost part of our Municipality.Villa Jana, Quercianella, LivornoThe belvedere of the villa faces the bay on the south of the Romito headland, dominated by “Castel Sonnino”.Villa Jana, Quercianella, LivornoThe villa has a turreted access to a small jetty...Villa Jana, Quercianella, Livorno... and to a pebble beach nearby.

See also: Villa Jana, Quercianella

Castello del BoccaleTorre di CalafuriaCalignaiaCastel Sonnino

21 comments:

Jacob said...

You have sold me on this "seaside" resort. What do you think it would cost for Lois and I to spend a few days there?

Hope you're doing well!

Tash said...

A wonderful castle - nicely documented! Nice beach too. Did you have warm water this year? While in Pula, 1st week of August, we have very cool sea water.

Luis Gomez said...

VP these are wonderful! I would love to visit there.

Randy said...

Beautiful photos.

Elettra said...

grazie perle informazioni molto dettagliate ed istruttive

Gunn said...

What a beautiful area..... with so many nice and interesting places... Enjoy your weekend!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a neat place and privileged views!
God bless you!
Cezar

joo said...

The person who designed it must have been really imaginative and creative! The view is breathtaking!

Hilda said...

What a lovely use for a grand old castle.

Kaori said...

Wow, I can't imagine why I'm not already there! I love that last shot, you can see everything :D

Dina said...

A castle built in the 1920s. Cool!

We have an Italian tower in Jerusalem just like that first square one.

brattcat said...

great shots.

Small City Scenes said...

I love it. I wish I were there. It is just grand looking. I like all the shots but the last one best. MB

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, weird but wow, what a place!

Toemailer said...

Very interesting shots!

JM said...

It's beautiful and reminds me so much of this house I posted some time ago: http://oeirasdailyphoto.blogspot.com/search?q=forte+da+cruz

Birdman said...

It looks a bit out of place w/ the umbrellas and all.

VP said...

@ Jacob - Wait for the next post, you may find it useful...

@ JM - You are right, the similarity of the tower is stunning!

Francisca said...

VP, as always, your photos and reporting are outstanding. But allow me to be a bit contrary. It appears to me the scale of this villa/castle is off... from its design - architecture - it looks like it should be a big building or complex while it is in fact quite small. Sort of like a midget castle. Hmmm...? Or am I seeing it wrong? Can't argue with it being is a lovely spot, though.

VP said...

@ Francisca - You got it perfectly right: this is a fancy villa, not a castle, with an excellent location and a large park.
I think this was intended and apparent from many details of the building. Maybe we'll see that in another post...

Steffe said...

Wow. What a place. The architect didn't do much wrong here.