Under the Tuscan Sun  While the movie didn’t earn rave reviews or win any awards, Under the Tuscan Sun is well worth watching for its rendering of the scenic and gustatory delights of Italy. Diane Lane plays the recently divorced Frances, an American who finds herself a lonely homeowner in Tuscany, longing for companionship, a family, and running water, among other things.

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Ever felt like impulsively moving to Italy, buying an abandoned villa, and renovating it? Well, that's what Diane Lane's character Frances does in the 2003 film Under the Tuscan Sun.

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Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 - While on vacation, a just-divorced writer buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim, hoping it will be the start of a change for the better in her life.

Frances Mayes buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book.

Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside.

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UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN « Frances Mayes - Official Website and Blog

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN « Frances Mayes - Official Website and Blog

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

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Bramasole in Cortona, Italy.  Frances Mayes has done a beautiful job restoring!

"Bramasole" in Cortona, Tuscany ; Frances Mayes & husband's home, (author of "Under the Tuscan Sun", famous 1996 best-seller).

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Al fresco Under The Tuscan Sun ~ style ... for real. This is a villa in Tuscany.  I may have to move there.

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Real-life Bramasole (house used in Under The Tuscan Sun) today. Click through for pics of its recent renovation. And you can rent it!

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Shutters!  Venetian plaster! Wonderful colours

Diane Lane looking out window

Under the Tuscan Sun, 2003 The best way to get over a breakup? Move to Italy, obviously. You can at least daydream about it while you check into your Florence hostel.

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