Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Veranda

Enclosed balcony, via Bosi, Livorno
“Veranda”, in Italian, is rarely a space at ground level: it is usually an enclosed and roofed balcony. This one in Via Bosi is a bit old fashioned: it is still made of wood and rests on a set of reinforced wrought iron supports.

16 comments:

Randy said...

I hope they have a nice view.

Lois Evensen said...

Very interesting to see it all enclosed.

Jack said...

This is unusual. It is not something I have seen.

Traveling Hawk said...

I have seen a lot of them but not in Italy! It's interesting. In Romania, "veranda" (the same word)could be a terrace too.

Lynette said...

I like this very much and have not trouble imagining lots of good times on the veranda.

Luis Gomez said...

I have seen this before. Plenty of them in Latin America. Plenty of Italians in Latin America as well. ;)

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Very attractive feature - though I dream of one day living in a house with an outdoor balcony.

cieldequimper said...

I wonder if it has some of these wonderful window seats. The wrought iron details are lovely.

Dina said...

Interesting. This could let a lot of light into the house.
Hope those supports are still good and strong. It happens sometimes in Israel that old verandas collapse under weight.

Andy said...

That's a neat way to expand one's living space.

Gunn said...

It reminds me of Las Palmas in some ways.
We use " veranda " just like you do:)
Language is interesting:)

Beautiful details under the veranda too:)

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting Veranda, I've have not seen many of them...
(No one last week when I visited your region).

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting, I like the structure a lot!
Léia

Merisi said...

A beautiful first floor veranda!

Viennese courtyards often have these kind of verandas, on the upper floors.

Merisi said...

A beautiful first floor veranda!

Viennese courtyards often have these kind of verandas, on the upper floors.

Stefan Jansson said...

Very different use for the word in Sweden. This is a long balcony.