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... get the car and move it over.
If you go to Siena, don’t enter through the fort. Apparently forts are not only designed to keep people out, but also in, so there weren’t any doors to let us get into the town. We backtracked out, and finally made our way in. We wandered the streets, and ended up in the Piazza do Campo, where they hold the Palio twice a year. I recommend you read up on the event, but needless to say, I’d love to be ...
Orvieto...we don't want to leave!
We had a lovely week and a half hanging out here. In Rome it was about the sites and history. In Orvieto it has been about the people and slowing down. We met really wonderful people here and that made Orvieto feel more like home.
First of all, Susan from Santa Barbara shared her home with us. Then, Victoria took us all around and introduced us to all her Italian friends ...
... kind of beautiful Orvieto lace. It was a wonderful morning and we enjoyed eating the fruits of our labor!
Later in the afternoon, we headed out to the countryside and visited Victoria's house in the next town over. It is situated on a hill overlooking Orvieto to one side and the beautiful Umbrian hills and valleys to the other. We walked among the vineyards and enjoyed seeing the signs of spring along the road.
... as the priests came out followed by a bishop and more.
The rest of the congregation ensued and as the crowd parted, the procession walked down the center of the street with the band tailing behind.
It was a really neat to be there to see the pomp and circumstance of the celebration. We asked someone later and discovered that it was San Giuseppe Day. ...
... and then drop off providing amazing views of the surrounding hills when you peek through the narrow streets.
We stopped for lunch at il Grottino and met Victoria's friend who owns the restaurant with his sweet wife. We really enjoyed their homemade Italian food…it was one of the most scrumptious meals we tasted so far on our journey! We got a glimpse ...