I Casali di Caicocci
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... We have , during the many appts, waited countless hours in line with the multiple others, mainly refugees, flooding into this country .We have gone through what seems to be the same process each time and even been fingerprinted 3 times. We have watched through bullet proof glass as our, by now, masses of paperwork is repeatedly stapled, folded, stamped loudly and scrutinised.
It is quite the process , ...
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 ...
... high up on a hill about 600 meters above sea level.This uppity position over the valley offers a spectacular view from all over the town of the surrounding valley and even Lake Trasimeno, near little old Panicale.
The drive upwards to the main piazza of Cortona, is through a very long avenue of trees. They were spectacularly golden as autumn is fast approaching, and graced ...
... 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 ...
... on centuries old smooth cobblestones.
The Swiss-cheese ground beneath Civita is honeycombed with ancient cellars, perfect for storing wine, and Etruscan tombs. A pre-Roman tunnel below the town apparently doubled as a bomb shelter in World War II. We went into one of the Etruscan caves, very big, well planned and like an underground house, it was used as an oil mill and wine storage facility all those years ago. ...