Tuscany Tour, Day 3

Today we started by visiting the town of Orvieto. This gorgeous town is built over an ancient Etruscan town preserved by a volcano. We were able to do a tour underground and explore the town that once was.

The streets of Orvieto

The streets of Orvieto

Orvieto is a pretty little town with a Church of the likes I have never seen. The church took 400 years to build and is absolutely stunning. Detail in the facade is incredible. The photos really don’t capture the jaw dropping beauty of this building.

The stunning Duomo

The stunning Duomo

Incredible attention to detail

Incredible attention to detail

We were then whisked away to a small village called Civita di Bagnoregio. The town teeters on top of a mountain and is slowly losing parts of the town as they slide down the hill. Our tour guide, Carlo says sadly the town will probably no longer exist in a few hundred years as it is so unstable.

Civita di Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio

The beauty behind the walls

The beauty behind the walls

The town can only be reached by footbridge and is a stunning site. Around 9 people live there and include a family who runs a little bruchetta trattoria in which we enjoyed lunch. The owner cooked by an open fire and had the tiniest kitchen I’d ever seen. We were treated to many arrays of bruchetta and red wine.

Lunch cooked on open flame

Lunch cooked on open flame

In the evening Carlo’s wife Siboan, cooked us dinner in the villa. Siboan is a chef from Dwellingup and made us some beautiful salads and saltimbocca to die for. Oh and of course wine!

Dinner in the villa

Dinner in the villa

 

 

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3 Responses to Tuscany Tour, Day 3

  1. westiedad says:

    Stunning photos!

  2. Kate Dzienis says:

    Ermagherd…now I want to go!!

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