The Bed & Breakfast "Al Duomo" is in an ancient building of via Cutò, in the historical and quaint medieval quarter of the Monreale village (about eight kilometers from the historical center of Palermo).
These tile floors are old cement tiles made just like Villa Lagoon Tiles. You can see how a simple waxed sheen looks with its soft reflective glow.
From PIETRA ANTICA di Nista Carmine, this dealer of antique floor tiles in Italy offers whole floors from old cement tiles. They call them pastini tile floors.
These darker colors are typical of old cement tile floors and antique French tile floors.
Near Savona, this bed and breakfast has old style cement tile floors in typical mixed colors.
This tile floor is from the "I tetti di Siciliando" Hotel in Modica, a small baroque town in Sicily.
An issue of Architectural Digest had wonderful photos of an Italian villa lovingly maintained and with fabulous cement tiles in every room. While these tiles happened to be in Italy, they could have been anywhere in Europe. These patterns and colors are just as appropriate in restoring a home in Italy as restoring a home in France......The Pratesi Villa in Tuscany
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