Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa
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... br> So, we were free to explore Perugia that morning, and we also could fit in a visit to the Perugino chocolate factory ..... Where , amongst other gorgeous chocolatey things , all the little Baci chocolates for the entire world are made. We went on a guided tour of the factory, it was quite amazing, although we weren't allowed to take any photos in the factory. I thought only pharmaceutical companies were that ...
So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
... look great in our Cucina in Perth !!
As it turned out we opted not to try and find Casa Bramasole, as it is outside of the walls of Cortona and we had really had a lovely day anyway.
I just popped some pics into the blog instead, that I "borrowed" from some other "tourists"!!!
A Bella giornata ( beautiful day ).......Enjoy the pics ...... R&N
... in the sunshine while eating the first press Virgin Olive of olives that we had just picked. It was divine, a truly fantastic experience !!
The next day it was Panicale's Celebration of the 2015 Olive Oil Harvest - PanOlio. As usual Panicale does a great festival , this one was no exception. The Piazza and all of the village was dressed up with olive trees, branches and lots of vines. There were about 10 "cantinas" to visit . We wandered ...
... island and the pace of the erosion quickened ,as the layer of clay below the stone was reached.
A bridge was constructed to keep Civita connected to BagnoRegio in the 1900's .The village is known in Italian as il paese che muore ("the town that is dying"). There are about 12 people who live there year round , and up to about 100 in summer as Civita is now under a new erosion threat of unregulated tourists. (Of course that ...