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Good value - especially if you have a car. Lovely cakes served at breakfast time.
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Finally said good bye to the Mountains with a longish twisty road down to the A11 around the bottom of Florence to join the A1 once more. Light traffic meant we made good time and we were soon looking up at the hilltop town of Orvieto. Our hotel was just outside the main medieval centre so once checked in we took the funicular railway up and into …
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 ...
... 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.
... but I must admit I was keeping an ear cocked for the sound of crumbling dirt !!!!
We wandered through the via , peering over the rims of stone fences and into windows to find nothing.. ...... sheer drops and clear sky .........where the gardens and buildings had just fallen off as the edge crumbles.
CBR is also famous as the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure ( known as "second in charge" after St Francis in founding ...
... powerful tractors rose. He also started manufacturing oil burners and air-conditioning systems after his tractor plant started making lots of money, it turned out his second business also made big money so Ferruccio Lamborghini became one the wealthiest men in Italy.
He could afford just about everything he wanted, including high speed GT cars like the Mercedes SL300 and Ferrari he owned alongside the Jaguar he liked ...