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... I say it, quite funny to watch !!
This time, we were individually texted (is that a word?) our appts for the Perugia Questura. Noels appt was at 4:44pm and mine was at 3:27pm. Precisely strange appt times and the appts were a day apart !! Gotta love Italian organisation!!
However we decided that, as nobody else abides by appt times and you wait for hours anyway , we would both go together same day and early at ...
... We do not disagree. Unfortunately for us they were engaged in restorative work on the exterior front. The inside was pristine. The church is rich with paintings and frescoes. In fact Mike (aka Michelangelo) reviewed the ceiling and wall art before painting the Sistine Chapel. Bird is also especially impressed with the alternating black and white stone work. Rather surprising they could build such a structure in a fairly out of the way place during the middle ...
... Lovari, who started out painting the traditional italian esspresso/moka coffee pot, with real coffee "paint"....and now also does modern functional sculptures, which she sells and exhibits all over the world. Would have loved one of her sculpted 'paintings' of a huge lantern, however the €2000 tag was breathtaking!!
We now own a small moka pot painting instead, ...
... actually tricky work. Luckily they called all of us volunteers in after about an hour ,when the first oil started flowing ............
The family that own Il Fontanaro -the Pinellis, are fantastic hosts. They put on a wonderful harvest celebration at the mill. Home made bread was toasted over an open fire for the first oil to dribble all over. It is amazingly green, quite breath-takingly pungent and peppery. We drank their Pinelli sagrantino ...
... 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 ...
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