Lisa Walton’s group left yesterday and we prepare for Misty Mawn. Here, in two parts, is Lisa’s week. We began the week with a soothing homemade soup served in the fresco adorned dining room of San Lodovico.
Before an introduction to the wines of Umbria, we took a look at one of the many caves underlying the city, and the location of the regional enoteca for wine tasting.
Erika Bizzarri is an American who has lived in Italy for over 50 years. She is an incredible resource for our groups.
In addition to the 1200 caves is this well dug for Pope Clement VII.
It turns out we had a birthday girl, so we got her a cake.
Then there was the cooking class!
We had a beautiful, balmy day at the vineyard.
Some of the group, through our Discover Orvieto trip, visited a goat farm and enjoyed a selection of goat cheeses.
The same group also visited an olive oil producer to savor their oils and olive paste.
Then there is always gelato! Julie and Julia, who we dubbed the “Jewels” enjoyed their gelato on the watermelon bench outside the gelateria.
This third week was the most balmy of the three we have been here, but fall is coming. One more week until we return to the U.S.
Next we’ll show you what Lisa had her students doing in the classroom.