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Good value - especially if you have a car. Lovely cakes served at breakfast time.
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Sunday, November 2, 2014
Last night I talked Craig into going back into Alberobello to see the Cemetary. It looked great from the outside (like an Egyptian temple) and it was totally unbelievable. It was All Saints Day but I have never seen as many flowers. There were thousands of bodies in tombs and it was beautiful. Clearly the Italians …
... found an empty spot (a feat in itself in other towns!) As we went up to the church, we saw that all of the rich color was actually a mosaic. I don’t know that any of us could really comprehend the work that it took to create such a large mosaic on such a structure. We wandered a few of the streets, which seemed to be heavily populated with artisans hand-making their wares in their shops. One of them was a purse maker that I pointed out to Kristi. ...
... 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 ...
... kind of beautiful Orvieto lace. It was a wonderful morning and we enjoyed eating the fruits of our labor!
Later in the afternoon, we headed out to the countryside and visited Victoria's house in the next town over. It is situated on a hill overlooking Orvieto to one side and the beautiful Umbrian hills and valleys to the other. We walked among the vineyards and enjoyed seeing the signs of spring along the road.
... celebration. We saw the band getting assembled and wondered what was going on. We followed them as they made their way down the street to the Duomo. A crowd had gathered but the band stopped playing when they neared the church. They were hanging out on the front steps and we all waited around. Katie kept nagging us to leave but we kept saying something was going ...