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... using hydraulically powered fan like devices for gathering the olives from the trees. Last year was really ******* the olive oil industry but 2015 looks to be a good year. Given the aging process for olive oil, olives harvested this year will hit the market as oil in three years.
With a high of 75 degrees today, the weather could not have been ...
... should be interesting. In Europe, the big news is still the thousands of immigrants heading Europe but finding the pathways cut off. Many countries are building extensive fences to halt to flow. Largest immigration since World War II. Winter will be harsh for many here.
We enjoyed a nice seafood risotto Jerry prepared for dinner tonight. Tomorrow in the mid-seventies, time for some golf.
... includes two small port towns of San Stefano and Ercole. Unlike the tight narrow roads of Amalfi, the roads are wide enough to do some touring.
We enjoyed a burgandy beef with gnocchi and some Tuscano red for dinner tonight. Simple but comforting. Comfort food for road weary travelers.
No no pictures today to accompany the blog. Back at it tomorrow!
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 ...
... us hey!!).Once you walk to the top of BagnoRegio, you catch your first view of Civita -the little crumbly village teetering on top of a layered cake , really does take your breath away.
After a "healthy" trek across the bridge ,you reach the main entrance. It is impressive , a huge stone passageway, cut by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago and decorated in the 12th century with a Romanesque arch. Passing through ...