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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
... extended to help, canvas laid down to trap those rollaway olives and .......it's time to pick, pick pick !!
Noel and I were invited to Il Fontanaro winery and Olive Grove. It's a beautiful farm overlooking a valley in Paciano, next door village to Panicale. We were looking forward to experiencing such a local traditional event ,and I was secretly really excited , as they have 2 beautiful chocolate Labradors that I could play with.
... went to Civita Di BagnoRegio.
The city of BagnoRegio was founded the Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago. It was quite a big city and important on trade routes. The city was built on what's known as friable volcanic TUFF. A hard layer of clay then soft, quite porous tuff. The upper part of the city started crumbling centuries ago and a 16 century earthquake didn't help matters. By the 19th century, Civita's was turning ...
... al fresco and had a "flight" of pecorino cheese from fresco to staggionata...... Fresh to matured .... with some locale salumi and vino Rosso .
Felice and Bellissimo !!!!!
We drove home to Panicale, but got sort of lost and detoured to ABV (Another Beautiful Village) MonteGabbione, so popped into the Church (we found along the way) ..... had a vino in the sun under a grape vine ....and then finally made it home!!