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Winners of the 2009 Photo Contest

Thank you to all of our contestants – you've brought life to our homes. It's been a pleasure seeing our guests enjoying themselves at a Parker Villa!

Grand Prize
"Easter Sunday Egg Hunt" by A. & T. Justice at Villa Salvucci.

First Prize
"On the Balcony of Bella Bellagio" by R. DiZinno at Bella Bellagio.
First Prize
"Good Friends & Good Wine" by M. Writesman at Casa del Sole Etrusco.
First Prize
"Grazie, Grazie, Grazie" by E. Melia at Casa Pavone.
First Prize
"Sunrise & Mist on the Way to Casa Pavone" by S. Lambrechts at Casa Pavone.
First Prize
"Outdoor Dining at Villa Zaballina" by N. Nelson at Villa Zaballina.
First Prize
"The Horner Family at Family Reunion" by P. Horner at Family Reunion.
First Prize
"Sunset on the patio" by W. Mann at Townhouse Riviera. Sara, Tracy & William
First Prize
"Joyous Supplication at Villa Mirabella" by S. Miles at Villa Mirabella.
First Prize
"One For All and All for One" by D. Gambardella. at Villa Salvucci. Taken during the cooking class at the villa.
First Prize
"Idyllic morning" by P. & A. Campagna at Villa Salvucci.
Best Caption
"Principessa" by J. Quirico at Cipria di Sole. It was an amazing vacation and the villa fulfilled every fantasy of Italian living. Surely I was meant to be an Italian Princess so I can't understand how I ended up a New Jersey housewife.


2009 Participants
Bella Bellagio
Submitted by R. DiZinno  
"Reading and Relaxing Overlooking Bellagio" Submitted by R. DiZinno 
Casa del Sole Etrusco Tuscany
Submitted by M. Writesman  
"View From a Bedroom Window" Submitted by M. Writesman. "The people of Chiusi made us feel welcome, the food was wonderful, the villa was fantastic, and the memories are forever!" — M. Writesman 
Casa Poeta
Submitted by R&S Taff  
Photo submitted by R&S Taff "This sweet little villa has a peaceful garden with a pergola where we would sit after a day of sightseeing, sipping the wines of Montefalco and watching the sun set." — R&S Taff 
Casa Poeta
Submitted by R&S Taff  
Photo submitted by R&S Taff. "The autumn light and colors in Umbria are not to be missed." — R&S Taff 
Casa Pavone Tuscany
Submitted by E. Melia  
"Copse of Tuscan Pine" Submitted by E. Melia 
Casa Pavone Tuscany
Submitted by S. Lambrechts  
"Sandy, John, Gary & Joyce at Casa Pavone" Submitted by S. Lambrechts 
Casa Pavone Tuscany
Submitted by S. Lambrechts  
"Gary, Joyce & John Happy Hour" Submitted by S. Lambrechts 
Cipria di Sole
Submitted by J. Quirico  
"Family Ties" Submitted by J. Quirico "We took my mother-in-law to her father's hometown in Piedmont and she was able to find a cousin." — J. Quirico  
Corona del Golfo - Diamante
Submitted by R. DiZinno  
"Enjoying my Breakfast Overlooking Positano" Submitted by R. DiZinno 
Corona del Golfo - Diamante
Submitted by R. DiZinno  
"Never Tire of the View from Diamante" Submitted by R. DiZinno 
Corona del Golfo - Diamante
Submitted by R. DiZinno  
"Views from the smaller Terrace" Submitted by R. DiZinno 
Dipinto di Blu
Submitted by C&J Wiegand  
"On the Terrace of Dipinto di Blu" Submitted by C&J Wiegand. The Wiegands celebrated their 10th anniversary in Italy. "... the second week was spent in Trevi at Palio (another Parker property)! We loved them both very much and will probably visit each again in the future!" — C&J Wiegand  
Dipinto di Blu
Submitted by C&J Wiegand  
Submitted by C&J Wiegand 
Family Reunion Tuscany
Submitted by P. Horner  
"Just Picked" Submitted by P. Horner 
Family Reunion Tuscany
Submitted by P. Horner  
"Weighing the Options" Submitted by P. Horner 
Family Reunion Tuscany
Submitted by P. Horner  
"It Was the Best of Times" Submitted by P. Horner 
Family Reunion Tuscany
Submitted by P. Horner  
"Just Desserts" Submitted by P. Horner 
Family Reunion Tuscany
Submitted by P. Horner  
"Perfect Summer Wear" Submitted by P. Horner 
Family Reunion Tuscany
Submitted by P. Horner  
"Last Morning Sunrise" Submitted by P. Horner 
Querceto in Chianti - Moro Tuscany
Submitted by P. Seymour  
"Relaxing by the Pool" Submitted by P. Seymour. "We met so many wonderful people from all parts of the world. Laura and her staff treated us like family. Every day we would go into the beautiful town of Castellina and at the end of our stay were on first name basis with many shop and restaurant people." — P. Seymour  
La Florida - Pino Lombardy
Submitted by S. Glass  
"We closed every day with a Limoncello on the balcony enjoying one of the most beautiful sites in all of Italy." Submitted by S. Glass & R. Nostand. "We could not have asked for a nicer place to stay (la Florida on Lake Garda). The staff is wonderful, helpful and very, very friendly." — S. Glass 
Porta Sabina
Submitted by A. Seger  
"Kenna taking in the view" Submitted by A. Seger 
Porta Sabina
Submitted by A. Seger  
"Chad waiting for the skies to clear" Submitted by A. Seger 
Porta Sabina
Submitted by A. Seger  
"Views from Porta Sabina at Christmastime" Submitted by A. Seger 
Porta Sabina
Submitted by A. Seger  
"Buon Natale Nick & Merry Christmas Kenna" Submitted by A. Seger 
Porta Sabina
Submitted by A. Seger  
"A perfect Christmas setting" Submitted by A. Seger 
Terra del Garda Lombardy
Submitted by L. Cygielman  
"Lance & Marian getting ready to enjoy pre dinner coctails on the beautiful patio next to the pool at Terra del Garda overlooking Lake Garda." Submitted by L. Cygielman 
Terziere & Palio - Terziere
Submitted by H. Shaker  
"Terziere at Christmas" Submitted by H. Shaker. "We had a great time! The family that owns the unit put up a Christmas tree and lights for us prior to our arrival, and included milk, cookies, and panetone to welcome us. It was wonderful!" — H. Shaker 
The Olive Garden - Cottage Vacuna Lazio
Submitted by T. Frazier  
"Morning View from Cottage Vacuna" Submitted by T. Frazier. "My husband and I stayed there during our honeymoon. It was, to this day, one of the most wonderful trips it's ever been our pleasure to take. The setting was just PERFECT." — T. Frazier 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"Just another perfect day" Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"Bogliasco by day" Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"Bogliasco at sunset" Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"Walking back to our house from the center of town" Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"On the rocks at our swimming cove" Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"Another lunch on the patio" As the guy at the local market explained, you cannot have melon without prosciutto. That would be a major no no. Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"Sara, William, Oskar & Tracy" Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"This is the cove where we went swimming everyday" The view wasn't bad. Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"Most days we ate lunch on the patio" Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"Main Piazza and church in Bogliasco" Submitted by W. Mann 
Townhouse Riviera
Submitted by W. Mann  
"We made linguini alle vongole for our final dinner" Submitted by W. Mann 
Villa la Quinta - Moka
Submitted by J. Contant  
"José & Véronique by the Lake" Submitted by J. Contant 
Villa Mirabella Umbria
Submitted by S. Miles  
"Summer Fun at Villa Mirabella" Submitted by S. Miles 
Le Palme Liguria
Submitted by N. Nelson  
"Enjoying the View from the Balcony at Le Palme" Submitted by N. Nelson 
Le Palme Liguria
Submitted by N. Nelson  
"Ligurian Panorama Taken From the Terrace of Le Palme" Submitted by N. Nelson 
Le Palme Liguria
Submitted by J. Herman  
"Overseeing Dinner Preparations" Submitted by J. Herman 
Le Palme Liguria
Submitted by J. Herman  
"And the Preparations Look Awesome" Submitted by J. Herman 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by A. Pellegrini  
"Mixing It Up At Villa Salvucci" Taken during the cooking class at the villa. Submitted by A. Pellegrini. 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by A. Pellegrini  
"Poolside Serenade at Villa Salvucci with Tom in the Foreground" Submitted by A. Pellegrini. 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by D. Gambardella  
"Cin Cin" Submitted by D. Gambardella. "There we 14 of us at this wonderful villa. We had an awesome time." — D. Gambardella 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by A. & T. Justice  
"Performance on the Patio of Villa Salvucci" Submitted by A. & T. Justice 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by A. & T. Justice  
"Easter Dinner on Villa Salvucci Restaurant" Submitted by A. & T. Justice 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by A. & T. Justice  
"Owen walking in the morning at Villa Salvucci" Submitted by A. & T. Justice 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by P. & A. Campagna  
"Good friends, good times" Submitted by P. & A. Campagna 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by T. Boland  
"Our new Tuscan friend" Submitted by T. Boland 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by N. Nelson  
"Cooking Class in Session at Villa Zaballina" Submitted by N. Nelson 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by N. Nelson  
"Relaxing in the Giant Dining Room at Villa Zaballina" Submitted by N. Nelson 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by N. Nelson  
"Views From Villa Zaballina" Submitted by N. Nelson  



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