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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 ...
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 ...
... 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.
... has been steel rod reinforcements placed into some of the most crumbly parts to halt the decline , but engineers estimate they need about €10million to reinforce the whole town,not likely to happen in cash strapped Italy.
I just hope they can do something as this village is like a tiny green jewel, suspended in time.
... three times and was told NO!) Then we got to the Bifsteka part of the meal (a Tuscan cooked steak that is cooked on an open wood fire). The Bifsteka turned out to be 32 oz and since the kitchen was open concept we could see the huge piece of meat that he was using his cleaver to prepare. Then as each cut was made, he came to the table to get approval for the meat before cooking. We managed to order a small cut (although it was NOT small) which involved the ...