La Badia di Orvieto
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... had to step aside for a while to let them pass on so we could hear ourselves think.
We got back to the car, where there was no parking ticket! I won’t lie, I was kind of nervous. We found our way out to the autostrada, and headed up to Florence. We hit some evening traffic, but it wasn’t all that bad, and after only a couple of missed navigational queues (I miss Utah’s grid system!), we pulled up to the Machiavelli Palace ...
Orvieto...we don't want to leave!
We had a lovely week and a half hanging out here. In Rome it was about the sites and history. In Orvieto it has been about the people and slowing down. We met really wonderful people here and that made Orvieto feel more like home.
First of all, Susan from Santa Barbara shared her home with us. Then, Victoria took us all around and introduced us to all her Italian friends ...
The food is delicious here so we thought..."Why not learn how to prepare it ourselves?" We were introduced to a lovely Italian woman named Loretta who took us into her kitchen and showed us how to make pasta. Making pasta is simple, especially when you get help from an Italian chef! It was fun to help her make it and watch the process of putting together a typical pasta dish from this area. Loretta didn't speak much English but I ...
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 ...
... Bolsena is a beautiful crater lake formed by the eruption of Mount Vulsini. Besides being a lovely recreation area, it is famous for the miracle that happened here in 1263 when a German priest was celebrating Holy Mass. Blood started to seep from the consecrated Host. The blood stained cloth was then brought to the Pope in Orvieto. The cloth now lies in the Duomo ...