Pontedera, Italy

After three visits last year (see separate page), I visited the Stendardo family at their second home in Pontedera, Tuscany, near Pisa, in Italy, in late June and early July.  As usual I helped in the house and garden, restoring 33 garden lights, preparing some places for Vida to plant flowers, cleaning out a garden storage area, and preparing junk to be hauled away. Life is not easy for them with two adult autistic children, so I help whenever I can.

Stendardo garden . Stendardo garden . Stendardo garden
The garden behind the Stendardo's house

Vida and Luigi . house and pool . entrance and driveway
Vida and Luigi in the garden; house and pool; entrance gate and driveway

house . Stendardo garden . lights cleaned and painted
The garden with lights cleaned and painted

Luigi and Simon . improved planting areas . Stendardo garden
Luigi and Simon; improved planting areas around the old barn; the extended garden and orchard

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Last updated 12 July 2017

Photographs copyright © Arthur Lyon Dahl 2017