Sunsets from the pool, gardens and terraces of Hotel Villa le Barone in Tuscany offer unforgettable moments of beauty, calm and serenity… inspiring activities such as writing, painting, photographing or simply gazing…
Literature is full of poems and texts that evoke the romantic moments such as sunsets, with their changing colors from red to yellow moving on to purple, green and, finally, gray. The sun’s rays disappear and night follows day…
In antiquity Greek and Roman writers celebrated sunsets. But it was in the romantic 19th century that sunsets became an obligatory theme with the famous poems and texts of Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Jose Maria de Heredia, Lord Byron, Virginia Woolf. In contemporary literature, Claude Levi Strauss in “Tristes Tropiques” beautifully describes sunsets and Saint Exupery in “The Little Prince” makes him describe his fast revolving small planet by saying “One day I saw the sunset forty-three times”… The sunset’s colors and light also inspired the Impressionist painters of the 19th century: William Turner, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh… just to name a few.
Villa le Barone is an ideal spot for watching sunsets and one never gets tired at this recurring but always different event.
Many watercolorists come and paint at Villa le Barone and Marina Des Tombes, a local artist and professor, is happy to give hands on lessons on the subject.
Nowadays, with simple or sophisticated cameras, photographers enjoy capturing these lights and shadows and the thousands of different colors that sunsets offer. At Villa le Barone, Guests can, from the edge of the pool, from the terrace of hearts and from many other parts of the garden, admire the sunset, changing every day and changing with the seasons. Many hosts participating in our photo competition send us wonderful pictures of sunsets.
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