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... I say it, quite funny to watch !!
This time, we were individually texted (is that a word?) our appts for the Perugia Questura. Noels appt was at 4:44pm and mine was at 3:27pm. Precisely strange appt times and the appts were a day apart !! Gotta love Italian organisation!!
However we decided that, as nobody else abides by appt times and you wait for hours anyway , we would both go together same day and early at ...
... We do not disagree. Unfortunately for us they were engaged in restorative work on the exterior front. The inside was pristine. The church is rich with paintings and frescoes. In fact Mike (aka Michelangelo) reviewed the ceiling and wall art before painting the Sistine Chapel. Bird is also especially impressed with the alternating black and white stone work. Rather surprising they could build such a structure in a fairly out of the way place during the middle ...
... high up on a hill about 600 meters above sea level.This uppity position over the valley offers a spectacular view from all over the town of the surrounding valley and even Lake Trasimeno, near little old Panicale.
The drive upwards to the main piazza of Cortona, is through a very long avenue of trees. They were spectacularly golden as autumn is fast approaching, and graced ...
Very busy time here now in Italy. Anywhere that has olive trees.....it's harvest time !!
Extra excitement this year ,as the 2014 olive harvest was devasting.There was a very extensive insect plague last year that virtually wiped out much of the olive harvest with very little oil produced from Italy.
The olive groves have been tended and checked very carefully this year, the grass is trimmed from underneath the trees, lots of invites ...
... on centuries old smooth cobblestones.
The Swiss-cheese ground beneath Civita is honeycombed with ancient cellars, perfect for storing wine, and Etruscan tombs. A pre-Roman tunnel below the town apparently doubled as a bomb shelter in World War II. We went into one of the Etruscan caves, very big, well planned and like an underground house, it was used as an oil mill and wine storage facility all those years ago. ...