Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy Setting & Symbolism

Frances Mayes
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Olive Oil

Frances and Ed rush back to Bramasole one winter in order to pick the olives from their trees and have oil made from them. Frances and Ed manage to get several bottles of oil from their olives that they share with family and friends.

Espresso

Ed, who was a tea drinker before buying Bramasole, became addicted to espresso. Ed would often visit the coffee bars in Cortona to have his espresso many times a day during his visits to Bramasole.

Table Under the Trees

When Frances first sees Bramasole, she imagines long, lingering meals under the trees. During renovations, Frances and Ed have a table built to place under the trees and they surprise the workmen by insisting the table should be painted bright yellow.

Stone Sink

While renovating Bramasole and cleaning up the gardens, Frances discovered a stone sink buried in the yard that clearly...

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