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Archive for September, 2014

Spectacular Day

Yesterday was glorious, from morning through to the evening.

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Earthly morning shadow of St. Andrea

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It stuns in every light

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And today is every bit as beautiful!

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Back of the Duomo

Most people never get to the back side of the Duomo. It offers some nice views.

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And then we were witness to a wedding.

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This striking figure, who’ve I’ve seen before, was watching too.

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Caves

Orvieto has 1200 caves under its streets and houses. There are many places to see them. One is under Pasticerria Adriano. It covers 800 square meters on 4 different levels. An artrist has spent 30 years carving fantasy figures into the soft tuffa rock. It is very hard to capture this with a camera. Hopefully the following gives a sense.

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Above and below are two passageways created by the Etruscans in the 6-400 B.C. era. These were used to move around and connect cisterns that held water.

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Looking down into a cistern that's 20 feet deep. It was used for water.

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Another smaller cistern. They lined these with a waterproof paste made of lime and volcanic rock – the world first cement.

And below, some of the fantasy figures.

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Civita again

Our Discover Orvieto group went to Civita again yesterday. Just so many photo possibilities!

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Around Orvieto

What’s happening in the city?

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The dedication of the beautiful San Giovenale.

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A wedding at San Andrea with this fun Citroen covered with wedding/matrimony words of wisdom.

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Inside the Duomo on Sunday.

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At Palazzone

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Early morning light at Scarponni’s having coffee.

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Our first week just finished – painting under the creative genius of Jacqueline Newbold.

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Wine tasting with Orvieto on the background

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Painting in the studio

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Gathering for show and tell

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Exchange

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Jacqueline with a picture she painted this week. Jacqueline will be joining us again in 2016. We’ll have details of her trip on our web site in October. Www.adventures in Italy.net

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Clouds

What a day the skies over Umbria gave us!

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