All our Italy homes have had shutters.
Lake Como: Wooden shutters on all the doors and windows, except the circle window in the kitchen.
(You can’t actually see the shutters in the picture above, but all the openings had wooden doors that closed over the French doors.)
My beloved Apartment Sassun:
You can see the partially open electric shutter in the upper window on the front side of the house.
In our Florence home:
For our Venice home, this takes a bit of imagination. The thin strip of green on the side of the window is the open shutter.
Our Inside-The-Walls Lucca home: Note the shutter on the right side of the picture.
Since I only had the idea for a “shutter-survey” today, I haven’t been vigilant about photos of the shutters. That changes with our Lucca Farmhouse location:
A little research on why all the shutters: Italian Shutters.
The shutters are marvelous at blocking out light and help with sound. The do give a cozy feeling when closed up.
The Apartment Sassun electric, metal shutters had a bunker-like feel. They completely blocked out light, which gave a cozy feeling to the children’s room. In the main room where Buds and I slept, there was a skylight which negated the light-blocking ability, and I didn’t like to have the door and window shutters all closed. It felt a little claustrophobic, but they were a neat feature.
Shutters are hindered by screens, and as many mosquito bites as we acquired in the Florence apartment, I’m not sure which is the better trade off. I loved having the windows open with the shutters sometimes open, sometimes closed, but the buggies found their way inside too easily.
Beautiful scenes outside the window, screened or not:On that score, we’re doing extremely well.