Villa Il Patriarca
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... in Italy for 6 months, we decided to do the right thing and apply for our visas. Any Italians we spoke to about this thought we were crazy .... "You will regret this, the paperwork will drive you mad, don't do it , just stay anyway" ......Just a few of the more polite comments!!
We had applied when we first arrived in Italy back in June , in Turin, and this was now our 4th visit to the Questura in various cities ...
... We do not disagree. Unfortunately for us they were engaged in restorative work on the exterior front. The inside was pristine. The church is rich with paintings and frescoes. In fact Mike (aka Michelangelo) reviewed the ceiling and wall art before painting the Sistine Chapel. Bird is also especially impressed with the alternating black and white stone work. Rather surprising they could build such a structure in a fairly out of the way place during the middle ...
... br> Had read the book and seen the movie years ago, and it does tap into that far-fetched little dream in your head of buying and renovating a villa in Tuscany.
We had downloaded and watched the movie again, a few weeks before in Panicale. As we were now in Italy, and in the very same area, could see just how cliched the movie was, however it WAS based on a true story ..... We ...
... and is still done by hand grinding /milling the olives between two huge stones to extract the oil . Very traditional. He was still waiting to pick his olives as he felt they weren't quite ready yet , so unfortunately we didn't see a press happening . His mill was amazing, lots of terracotta storage barrels in a deep underground cellar . Spotlessly clean , just waiting for those gorgeous green olives to start rolling in this year.
... us hey!!).Once you walk to the top of BagnoRegio, you catch your first view of Civita -the little crumbly village teetering on top of a layered cake , really does take your breath away.
After a "healthy" trek across the bridge ,you reach the main entrance. It is impressive , a huge stone passageway, cut by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago and decorated in the 12th century with a Romanesque arch. Passing through ...