Floors…beautiful floors

Now back to France and Italy. 🙂

When I’m travelling, I am always looking up at the beautiful ceilings and down at the floors.  And I was certainly captivated by some of the beautiful and painstakingly crafted floors that we saw in France and Italy.

Here is just a few:

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This one above is actually terra cotta tile, it’s a local type only found in the Lake Como area.



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I don’t know about you, but my floors are BOOORRRRIIIINNNNGGG!




  1. Wow Lisa these are gorgeous floors. The first, third and fifth are my favourites!! And yes, my floors are very boring!!!

    • Well, you chose wisely Donna. The first is the floor in Milan, Italy in Castello Sforzesco, made up of tiny little mosaic tiles. The third floor is in St. Mark’s Square in Venice by the Doge’s Palace, and the fifth floor is in Milan’s Duomo (that one actually took my breath away) and it’s been there for centuries. It is all inlaid marble fit so precisely it’s hard to see the seams.

      Wouldn’t it be great to have such beautiful floors in your home? A girl can dream…..

  2. Wow, wonderful floors! I am too guilty of boring floors, so I can only dream of stepping on these amazing patterns !! I would love my yard to be like in the third image, wouldn’t that be something?!:)
    Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

  3. They have the best floors, don’ they? Love the herringbone ones especially and I need to replace the tile in my ensuite so I am definitely considering laying the tile in a herringbone pattern there. Thanks for the inspiration photos!