What’s in a name?

Often when I walk around this region, I’m curious about the origin of the names of the houses and villas I wander past.

Some are obvious – named after holiday destinations or family references – but others are more ambiguous.

Are they named after favourite periods in the villa owners life, songs, religious icons, boats, past or current lovers, pets?

Here are some of the villa names in my local area:

local villa names

local villa names

Do you have any villa or house names that make you curious about their origin?


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