Locanda Dello Spicchio
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On friday and saturday we are open with our organic restaurant.
If you like book on of our 7 tables please let us know before your arrival with the menu choise.
You will find on the road a lot of blu signal with Agriturismo Biologico Sant'Egle name on it and indication for find us. The blu signal start from 2 km from our farm.
This weekend I traveled to the plateau of Orvieto. It was a school study trip with 15 other students planned by my advisor. I swear I may never eat another meal ever again. I swear it was like family Christmas dinner on steroids. We started off at 9 am with some white wine (it's the Italian way)! Then we moved to an open air market to get ingredients for lunch we ...
... cut it thin enough, marble becomes translucent and gives off an amber or golden glow as light passes through it.
Near the church, is a street filled with artisan shops. Most stores showcased handcrafted ceramics, which is something that Orvieto is known for. I happened across one shop in particular that I absolutely loved. Everything in the shop was hand carved out of olive wood. He was the only one in that town that ...
... we have ever seen. The vaults were sometimes several stories high. We walked through a literal labyrinth of caves until finally we found an Etruscan well.
Entering the tasting room we met Enrico Trabalzini who claimed to be royalty and proudly showed me his family tree painted on the wall. After sampling some wines and grappa, we purchased a few bottles for now and a few more to be shipped ...