Orvieto (Umbria Italy) was a fantastic place to rest up after our whirlwind tour of the "great cities" of Italy. I had found through reading reviews on Trip Advisor that a bed and breakfast "Casa Selita" was the place I wanted to be for 5 days of rest and relaxation.
|View from the top of Orvieto the the Umbrian countryside|
|view from our balcony room|
|I even spent some time on applique!|
|Isn't this a dreamy bedroom!|
Orvieto is a charming and welcoming place.
|look at how small the people are!|
|jutting out from the sides of the Duomo!|
|The black and white marble stripes|
|detail of spiral pillars|
|I was speechless at this workmanship|
and a wonderful museum of Etruscan archaeology.
Orvieto Classico wines.
|hand painted Madonnas and holy water fonts|
|Is that a Boar on your head sir?|
|This smile brought to you by Orvieto Classico :)|
|looking like the proper good Catholic boy he is.|
Plus the countryside is rural and lovely filled with olive trees and row crops and the home of a very active "slow food" movement. We had two great farmer's market days and purchased picnic lunches of fruit and veggies and carved pork and even found a couple of clothing items in the pile of cast offs. Note that cute flowered scarf I am wearing above and the olive green wool Italian vest on Mike. Flea market finds! Italian style!
|the Saturday market|
Orvieto is also a progressive place in terms of education and the arts. Our bread and breakfast owners Selita and Enio send their daughter to the I Love it School Italian Language Institute which is located right in the heart of the elevated city.
|Osteria Con Cucina we went twice!|
|candle lit processional|
Orvieto is a special place. I would go back there in a heartbeat!
|from the valley floor|