Italy
Palazzo del Popolo

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  • Day7

    Torre del Moro, Orvieto

    November 28, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Even though the sun wasn’t shining we decided to make the climb to the top of the Torre Del Moro, a 13th century tower that is perfectly oriented to the four cardinal points of Orvieto. From the top of the 47 meter high tower, one can observe Orvieto in its entirety, from the west the view extends out to the sea, to the mountain peaks of Cetona and Amiata in the north.

    In 1866 the tower underwent a restoration and the mechanical clock was set up and the two municipal bells were hoisted to the top. The smaller bell was from the tower of Saint’Andrea and the larger one from Palazzo del Popolo, where it had been since 1313.

    The climb up the 250 stairs was good exercise to work off some of the delicious foods we have been eating, and the view up the top was worth the effort. Even the chilly breeze couldn’t take away from the amazing 360 degrees views. Orvieto is such a contained town and it was fun to be able to point out many of the buildings we are now familiar with.
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  • Day8

    Day 7 - Orvieto and Umbria

    August 17, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    ‍‍‍‍‍We left the hotel and headed for Orvieto.  We toured the Cathedral there.  The Cathedral was beautiful inside and out. We were told to plan to take a picture when we met up to head back to the bus around 3 pm.  At that time the sun striking the gold mosaic pieces would make the church glitter. 

    After the tour of the church, John & I toured the Etruscan Museum. The cost was 10 Euros per person. I asked if there was a Senior Rate.  There was a senior rate and it was 3 Euros per person (a savings of 14 Euros).  It does pray to ask.  The Museum was nice, but there was no English translations for the posted explanations.  But, that was not a big deal since most of the artifacts were obvious and I used the Google Translate photo feature to translate what I couldn't figure out.  I was moving faster through the museum than John, so when I finished the museum, I headed to the restaurant and John followed when he finished.  Lunch was another"light" meal with a 1st course of 2 pastas; 2nd course of beef stew, cooked eggplant and zucchini, and potatoes; and for dessert chocolate mousse. 

    At 3 pm, it was cloudy, so the church did not glitter.  So we returned to our bus and headed for the country villa we would be staying at.  After we got our luggage we changed clothes and returned downstairs for a history of the manor followed by a musical recital (very nice).  There it was time to head to the dining room for dinner.  I had a warm mushroom salad; followed by a grilled pork meal with arrugala; for dessert I had a crepe filled with gelato; and, of course prosecco andred and white wine. 

    It had been a long day, so after a shower, I went to bed.
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