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Winners of the 2010 Photo Contest

While we planned to have only one winner, there were so many wonderful photos submitted that we added winners for Best Caption and three of the Most Memorable Moments. The winners of these categories receive a $300 voucher.

All vouchers may be used toward any Parker rental home for a rental completed by May 31, 2012. Many thanks to all our contestants and congrats to our winners!

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. Scrolling through this gallery of photos, leaves everyone with a "feel good" vibe. Whether it's the fun-filled images that bring a smile to your face or the reflective moments that create a much needed sense of peace and calm, everyone can relate to your special moments caught on camera. Thanks again for sharing them.

Grand Prize
"A Good Time Was Had By All" by T. Pierce at Villa Zaballina. Wednesday night dinner was a surprise to honor my partner Brandt who paid for the villa and invited 13 of our friends to join us for the week. He enjoys wearing bow ties so the girls all got him bow ties. They wrote a poem and performed it with choreography after dinner (Brandt is a retired Broadway dancer/actor). A fabulous dinner for sure.

Best Caption
"Move over Martha, the Philly girls are in the cucina - pasta for everyone - mangia!" by M. Walsh at La Cantina.
Memorable Villa Moment
"Meghan and her new Italian doll with a chocolate gelato stain on his cheek" by S.V. Hanley at Stella del Chianti.
Memorable Villa Moment
"Do Not Disturb - Tuscan Dream in Progress" by R. Cobb at Villa Rivaio.
Memorable Villa Moment
"Who says turning 50 is such a bad thing, especially when you are in Tuscany" by T. Portolese at Villa Falco Nero.


2010 Participants
Villa Mirabella Umbria
Submitted by C. Battaglia  
"Early Morning Sunrise on the Way to Orvieto From Villa Mirabella" Submitted by C. Battaglia 
Villa Mirabella Umbria
Submitted by C. Battaglia  
"Playing Bocce at Villa Mirabella" Submitted by C. Battaglia 
Cottage Petra Tuscany
Submitted by P. & D. Tetrault  
"Good Friends, Good Wine & Good Times" Submitted by P. & D. Tetrault. "My wife, Donna, and I stayed at Cottage Petra in Tuscany. We rented the villa with two very good friends of ours. One of our favorite times was staying at the villa enjoying a great dinner that was prepared by a chef from Siena. The dinner was arranged through Parker Villas and we thoroughly enjoyed it with wine and olive oil provided by the villa." — P. & D. Tetrault 
Porta Sabina
Submitted by L. Sullivan  
"Garden Party" Submitted by L. Sullivan 
Porta Sabina
Submitted by L. Sullivan  
"Candlelight Dinner at Porta Sabina" Submitted by L. Sullivan 
Muse del Lago - Calliope
Submitted by C. Shoukas  
"A Warm September Toast on Calliope's Deck" Submitted by C. Shoukas 
Muse del Lago - Calliope
Submitted by C. Shoukas  
"Relaxed & Happy at Calliope" Submitted by C. Shoukas 
Muse del Lago - Calliope
Submitted by C. Shoukas  
"We Enjoyed Ourselves Surrounded by Italy’s Beauty" Submitted by C. Shoukas 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by T. Pierce  
Submitted by T. Pierce 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by T. Pierce  
"Cousins in the Tuscan Sun" Submitted by T. Pierce 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by T. Pierce  
"Good to the Last Drop" Submitted by T. Pierce 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by T. Pierce  
"Birthday Finale" Thursday night was the night we celebrated my 50th birthday. Again, the girls did a number... I got kisses from all of them and gifts that will be incredible memories forever. We think of our time in Italy everyday and can't wait to return. We're seriously thinking of retiring there. Submitted by T. Pierce 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by T. Pierce  
"Under the Tuscan Sun" These are shots of our favorite time of the day. Watching the sunset with Cinciano wine was magical and still feels like a fantasy to all of us. Submitted by T. Pierce 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by T. Pierce  
Submitted by T. Pierce 
Villa Zaballina
Submitted by T. Pierce  
"A Good Time Was Had By All" Wednesday night dinner was a surprise to honor my partner Brandt who paid for the villa and invited 13 of our friends to join us for the week. He enjoys wearing bow ties so the girls all got him bow ties. They wrote a poem and performed it with choreography after dinner (Brandt is a retired Broadway dancer/actor). A fabulous dinner for sure. Submitted by T. Pierce 
Capitano Campania
Submitted by L. Scavo  
"Tender Daddy Daughter Moment" by L. Scavo 
Capitano Campania
Submitted by L. Scavo  
"Night View from Capitano" by L. Scavo 
Capitano Campania
Submitted by M. White  
"Staying at a Parker Villa Takes Recovery to a Higher Level" by M. White 
Capitano Campania
Submitted by M. White  
"An Outside Room with a Definite View" by M. White 
Villa Tramonto Tuscany
Submitted by D. Cohen  
"Medieval Mass Production" Submitted by D. Cohen 
Villa Tramonto Tuscany
Submitted by D. Cohen  
"That's a Lot of Dough!" Submitted by D. Cohen 
Villa Tramonto Tuscany
Submitted by D. Cohen  
"Where's My Pizza?" Submitted by D. Cohen 
Villa Tramonto Tuscany
Submitted by D. Cohen  
"Freshly Baked — Art From the Oven" Submitted by D. Cohen 
Villa Tramonto Tuscany
Submitted by D. Cohen  
"The Outdoor Reading Room at Villa Tramonto" Submitted by D. Cohen 
Villa Tramonto Tuscany
Submitted by D. Cohen  
"Tanning Under the Tuscan Sun" Submitted by D. Cohen 
Casa Pavone Tuscany
Submitted by C. Shoukas  
Submitted by C. Shoukas 
Casa Pavone Tuscany
Submitted by C. Shoukas  
Submitted by C. Shoukas 
Casa Pavone Tuscany
Submitted by C. Shoukas  
"Sipping Wine by the Fireplace" Submitted by C. Shoukas 
Casa Pavone Tuscany
Submitted by C. Shoukas  
"A Happy Chef is a Darn Good Sign" Submitted by C. Shoukas 
Casa Pavone Tuscany
Submitted by C. Shoukas  
"Awaiting the Chef's Return" Submitted by C. Shoukas 
Casa Pavone Tuscany
Submitted by C. Shoukas  
"The Kitchen Staff Takes a Break" Submitted by C. Shoukas 
Villa Rivaio Tuscany
Submitted by R. Cobb  
"Do Not Disturb — Tuscan Dream in Progress" Submitted by R. Cobb 
Villa Rivaio Tuscany
Submitted by R. Cobb  
"Poolside Smiles at Villa Rivaio" Submitted by R. Cobb 
Villa Rivaio Tuscany
Submitted by R. Cobb  
"Across the Far Horizon" Submitted by R. Cobb 
L'Affresco
Submitted by S. & D. Nelson  
"Cooking with Bernadette" by S. & D. Nelson We stayed at L'Affresco outside Siena (Asciano) and absolutely loved it. — S. & D. Nelson 
L'Affresco
Submitted by S. & D. Nelson  
"Festa!" by S. & D. Nelson "At the table on our outdoor patio eating the wonderful food we learned to prepare in our cooking class arranged for us by the owners." — S. & D. Nelson 
Estate Nobile
Submitted by T. Jamrogowicz  
"Dining Al-Fresco in the Garden" Submitted by T. Jamrogowicz 
Querceto in Chianti - Mandorlo Tuscany
Submitted by C. Pazienza  
"The first one shows my three kids watching the sunset on the hill of our villa in Castellina in Chianti." Submitted by C. Pazienza 
Querceto in Chianti - Mandorlo Tuscany
Submitted by C. Pazienza  
"If that wasn’t beautiful enough, then how about the second one showing the view during the sunrise in the morning from our villa. There are no kids in this one, because the quiet beauty of the sun rising over the vineyard was pretty relaxing with a cup of espresso." Submitted by C. Pazienza 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo  
"The North Jersey Chapter of the American Wine Society display their awards at Villa Falco Nero" Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo  
"Great Wine, Food & Fellowship" Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo  
"A Toast to Happiness" Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo  
"The North Jersey Chapter of the American Wine Society makes Villa Falco Nero their home base in Italy" Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo  
"Kick back, relax and enjoy the views with just a little more vino" Submitted by T. & J. Castronovo 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. Portolese  
"Just 'gotta have fun' when under the Tuscan Sun" Submitted by T. Portolese 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. Portolese  
"Our room with a view" Submitted by T. Portolese 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. Portolese  
"Dukes of the Manor" Submitted by T. Portolese 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. Portolese  
"Who says turning 50 is such a bad thing, especially when you are in Tuscany" Submitted by T. Portolese 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. Portolese  
"Friends for a lifetime, who says family means blood" Submitted by T. Portolese 
Villa Falco Nero Tuscany
Submitted by T. Portolese  
"Look Nonna, we can make pasta too - but of course, not as good as you!!!" Submitted by T. Portolese 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by L. Truby  
"Overlooking the Vineyards" Submitted by S. Truby 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by L. Truby  
"The View of Summer Splendor" Submitted by S. Truby 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by L. Truby  
"Contemplation" Submitted by S. Truby 
Villa Salvucci Tuscany
Submitted by L. Truby  
"On the Road to the Villa" Submitted by S. Truby 
Corona del Golfo
Submitted by S. Ulatoski  
"Annie on the Steps to Diamante" Submitted by S. Ulatoski 
Corona del Golfo
Submitted by S. Ulatoski  
"Sea of Tranquility" Submitted by S. Ulatoski 
Corona del Golfo
Submitted by S. Ulatoski  
"Best Friends on Diamante's Terrace" Submitted by S. Ulatoski 
Corona del Golfo
Submitted by S. Ulatoski  
"Views from the Terrace" Submitted by S. Ulatoski 
Corona del Golfo
Submitted by S. Ulatoski  
"Classic Beauty" Submitted by S. Ulatoski 
Corona del Golfo
Submitted by S. Ulatoski  
"Susan's at the Door" Submitted by S. Ulatoski 
Corona del Golfo
Submitted by S. Ulatoski  
"Stepping Out" Submitted by S. Ulatoski 
La Cantina Tuscany
Submitted by M. Walsh  
Photo with double rainbow taken after a gentle evening rainfall at La Cantina, entitled "Under the Tuscan Rainbow" Submitted by M. Walsh 
La Cantina Tuscany
Submitted by M. Walsh  
"Move over Martha, the Philly girls are in the cucina - pasta for everyone - mangia!" Submitted by M. Walsh 
Stella del Chianti Tuscany
Submitted by S.V. Hanley  
"Grandpa and his girls share a treasured moment in Tuscany" Submitted by S.V. Hanley 
Stella del Chianti Tuscany
Submitted by S.V. Hanley  
"Can't get enough of the view!" Submitted by S.V. Hanley 
Stella del Chianti Tuscany
Submitted by S.V. Hanley  
"La Famiglia! Our family of 8 celebrating Mom & Dad's 45th Anniversary in Tuscany" Submitted by S.V. Hanley 
Stella del Chianti Tuscany
Submitted by S.V. Hanley  
"We're in love... with the view!" Submitted by S.V. Hanley 
Stella del Chianti Tuscany
Submitted by S.V. Hanley  
Meghan and her new Italian doll with a chocolate gelato stain on his cheek" Submitted by S.V. Hanley 
Stella del Chianti Tuscany
Submitted by S.V. Hanley  
"Ashlin, age 7, already dreaming of a return trip" Submitted by S.V. Hanley 
Casa Galante - Galante Tuscany
Submitted by E. Woodoff  
"We had a wonderful time in Montefollonico at Casa Galante!" by E. Woodoff 
Casa Galante - Galante Tuscany
Submitted by E. Woodoff  
"Toasting a Furry Tuscan Passerby" by E. Woodoff 
Santa Lucia
Submitted by D. Robathon  
Submitted by D. Robathon 
Baroncello
Submitted by A. Engel & A. Gluck  
Submitted by A. Engel & A. Gluck 
Il Sogno
Submitted by Schruers & Boyd families  
Submitted by Schruers & Boyd families 
Il Sogno
Submitted by Schruers & Boyd families  
Submitted by Schruers & Boyd families 
Il Sogno
Submitted by Schruers & Boyd families  
Submitted by Schruers & Boyd families 



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