Hotel Villa Maria
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- High-speed internet in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Family rooms
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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 ...
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 ...
Very busy time here now in Italy. Anywhere that has olive trees.....it's harvest time !!
Extra excitement this year ,as the 2014 olive harvest was devasting.There was a very extensive insect plague last year that virtually wiped out much of the olive harvest with very little oil produced from Italy.
The olive groves have been tended and checked very carefully this year, the grass is trimmed from underneath the trees, lots of invites ...
... 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 ...
... pictures for us on the paper tablecloth and when I asked the waitress to please prepare it “Medium” (I had overheard that this is the most he will cook it) she let the chef know. When the meat came to our table for approval Grant asked for his to be cooked Well Done. He was met with a resounding "NO! I do it Medium!" This reminded us of that famous episode on Seinfeld with “No soup for You”. It was very much like that in this place but what ...