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Travel Blogs from Chianciano Terme
... an Ikea-like route through the town, when all of a sudden we were all stunned by the sight in front of us. Visible through the crack of the windy road was a massive, exceptionally colorful cathedral. Kristi likened it to seeing the Treasury in Petra for the first time. As we came into the square in front of the cathedral, we came to see just how enormous the fašade of the church was. We all knew that we immediately needed to park and check this out, and ...
There was so much packing to do, as you can imagine, we have collected a few things along the way, Laurie made me dispense with a few things since I have had a little retail therapy! All is good though and we managed to squeeze everything in. Gea, our landlord, came around for a farewell drink, after she left we went into "Antica Enoteca" in via della Croce near the Spanish Steps for a pasta and a bottle of Nero d'Avola, yum, an early night, we have a big day ...
... tourist area. It was so light and tasty! Our last night we went to the popular restaurant in a cave. The food and wine were so good that when Karen took a bite of the chocolate desert, she couldn't help but laugh. Ridiculously delicious!!
From the wonderful people, the great food and meandering in Etruscan ruins, this city will always have a special place in our hearts.
Until we meet ...
... Spanish and some English to her and she could understand most of what I was saying. I find myself saying things in Spanish and usually most people understand me since the languages are similar. We did pretty well communicating with each other in the kitchen and along with the help of google translate we were able to get to know each other and make pasta. We learned all about her family and her job as a chef and that she makes ...
Celebrating San Giuseppe (Patron Saint of Orvieto) is a big event here in town. Celebrations go on all week end. Thursday night it begins in the Duomo with a service and then a parade down to the republica where the band plays.
We didn't know it was happening this weekend and yesterday we were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves smack dab in the middle ...