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... myself why. Paul made it to the top but I chickened out about 70 steps short. Not a lot of space, even there, so I stood in the centre and looked out at the far horizon till we headed down again. None too soon, as far as I was concerned.
Just happened to go past my favourite pottery shop. Already been in the day before as I saw the colours and designs I'd been searching for since Portugal. Finally, found some pieces that I love ...
... br> We took the escalators (yes...escalators...those medievals were really smart!) to the top of the town. Mom was very happy about that.
We started off with a late lunch before heading into the Duomo. Oh my...again...soooo beautiful. We spent some time looking at the beautiful frescoes, all the statues and beautiful details.
Next it was off to Piazza Campo. We slowly made our way through the streets, stopping into shops ...
... apologized. The bathrooms had gone downhill since his last visit.
The Canadian army were in hand to hand combat winning Orvieto back from the Germans.
Father was in the regiment that fought in this town. Several of the cities we will visit have familiar names from him telling stories about these areas when he was in WWII.
Orvieto is a quiet, medieval town built around and below the church, the Duomo Di Orvieto. The narrow, cobbled ...
... in history and incomparably beautiful countryside.
After lingering most of the day in this area, we head back to our B & B for a 'freshen up' prior to our ritualistic search for another Tuscan hill which beholds a hidden magical eatery. ...
The night's sleep in our farm B & B was most peaceful and restful. We had a self-contained apartment in the old stone building which was the main homestead. The typical Tuscan farmhouse sits atop an estate of approximately 18 hectares which are mainly cultivated with olive trees. The large garden and panoramic terrace affords views across the surrounding valleys and beyond.
We start the day with a drive toward the Medici Villa ...