Hotel Il Caminetto
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On friday and saturday we are open with our organic restaurant.
If you like book on of our 7 tables please let us know before your arrival with the menu choise.
Drive to Pitigliano (2hrs), explore town…remember in smaller towns the shops and everything will close down between 1pm - at least 4pm (for lunch then sleepy time!) some restuarants will remain open until 2/2:30pm…and dinner starts around 7pm usually..
Check in if from 3 ...
... later on. To reiterate how fresh the food was......we found a live snail in our basil while adding it to the pizza. We had a cooking class and made gnocchi, margarita pizza, snail bread, mousse, and rice with mushrooms and sausage.
The rest of the trip was trying to walk off all the food. We had at least 12 meals in 2 days. While in Orvieto we also did ...
... over the few parts of the city that lie below.
The Orvieto Cathedral lies within the fortress walls and is the center point of the city's activity. The church's decoration was primarily in its construction material, with alternating layers of black and white marble to create the striping. The frescoes on the exterior are the highlights of its decoration. Windows were either made of stained glass or thin sheets of marble. ...
... and was possibly the greatest hidden gem I have ever seen. Climbing to the top of the town I remember thinking that this Cathedral better be worth this climb, and it absolutely was. The pure detail and precision of the Duomo was absolutely mind-blowing. It amazed me that such a masterpiece was at the top of a mountain in what was seemingly a small town in the Italian countryside. We spent over an hour in the Duomo and we ...