Grand Hotel Italia
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This morning we left Rome and headed for the Medieval town of Orvieto. Busses cannot fit on the narrow streets of this town, so we had to park outside the walls (yes, it's surrounded by a stone wall) and walk uphill to town. Orvieto is very old. It was originally founded by the Etruscans, then the Romans, and was further developed in Medieval times …
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 ...
... 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 ...
Hi there all, this is a bit of a belated post as we actually visited this village in September ............but hey .........I'm on holidays and it's very Italian to be late !!!
Noel had heard from some locals at the golf course, about a very pretty small village that was sitting atop a crumbling base. Even though it was located about 100kms north of Rome, a long drive from Panicale, it sounded very interesting so ...
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