Altarocca Wine Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... in Florence. It was great to see all of the castles, ruins, and other awesome structures and hilltop towns as crusied up the freeway. We turned off at Orvieti, which was a convenient location to get off the freeway and start hitting some backroads. We saw an amazing town perched up on a hilltop (it turned out to be Orvieti proper), and were excited to pass near it on our way into Tuscany (technically we were still in Umbria). Italian roadsigns ...
Orvieto...we don't want to leave!
We had a lovely week and a half hanging out here. In Rome it was about the sites and history. In Orvieto it has been about the people and slowing down. We met really wonderful people here and that made Orvieto feel more like home.
First of all, Susan from Santa Barbara shared her home with us. Then, Victoria took us all around and introduced us to all her Italian friends ...
The food is delicious here so we thought..."Why not learn how to prepare it ourselves?" We were introduced to a lovely Italian woman named Loretta who took us into her kitchen and showed us how to make pasta. Making pasta is simple, especially when you get help from an Italian chef! It was fun to help her make it and watch the process of putting together a typical pasta dish from this area. Loretta didn't speak much English but I ...
Celebrating San Giuseppe (Patron Saint of Orvieto) is a big event here in town. Celebrations go on all week end. Thursday night it begins in the Duomo with a service and then a parade down to the republica where the band plays.
We didn't know it was happening this weekend and yesterday we were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves smack dab in the middle ...
... Every year the event is celebrated during the feast of Corpus Christi.
Pitilgliano lies just west of Lake Bolsena. As you drive up to this beautiful hill town, you can see the ancient aqueducts from the Roman era still standing. The town sits precariously on the mesa and juts straight up from the rocky mountaintop. The walls of the town quite literally go to ...