Fall 2008 - Four Weeks in Italy
Orvieto

 

Day 15: Orvieto:

 

Day Fifteen - Orvieto:

In the heart of Orvieto, not unlike most cities we've seen on this trip, there's a huge church of some kind. Whether it be a Cathedral, Basilica, Church, Baptistry, or Duomo, they all seem to have one. Orvieto is no different with it's Duomo di Orvieto - even though it doesn't seem to actually have a dome. Hmmm???

The difference with this one, is the extremely intricate work done for the thin columns surrounding the front doors. That and the panels of reliefs all around the building that are in almost perfect condition. The ones surrounding the main doors serve a function that was quite common in those days. At a time when only a privileged few knew how to read, these tell the story of Genesis.

You can find more information about the Duomo at Duomo di Orvieto.

Later we returned to the Agriturismo for a tasting of award-winning wines and a sampling of local Umbrian specialties.

 

On the Road to Orvieto


Pilot - Juan (El Rapido)


Co-Pilot - Ferdi


Heading Down the Hill From the Farm - The Tight Turn


Funicolare - The Way Tourists Get to Orvieto


Faniculee, Fanicula - This is Way To Orvietto


Packed on the Funicular


Waiting for the Bus to Metroplitan Orvieto
Lady on the curb thought she was standing on the corner of Winslow, Arizona


Getting Unpacked from the Bus Into the Heart of Orvieto


Map of Orvieto


Museo Emilio Greco


Duomo di Orvieto


Duomo di Orvieto


Duomo di Orvieto


Duomo di Orvieto


These Intricate Columns Adorn the Duomo - Beautiful Workmanship


This Gold Leaf Artwork Covered the Entire Front of the Duomo


Duomo di Orvieto


Civic Museum


Orvieto Swap Meet


View of the Countryside From Orvieto


View of the Countryside From Orvieto


View of the Countryside From Orvieto


View of the Countryside From Orvieto


View of the Park Around the City


View of a Dig for Roman Ruins at the Base of Orvieto


Orvieto


Yamaha Road Star - Not Too Many Cruisers Like This in Italy


1200cc V-Twin Buell Lightning - Very Similar to my Buell Ulysses
The first Buell of any kind I saw in Italy - kinda wish I had mine with me.


Walkway, Magazine Rack & Kawasaki Ninja - Perfect


Older, But Very Clean Group of Aprilia Moto 6.5's (650cc) Out For a Ride


Cool Dragon


Church of Saint Andrew


Church of Saint Andrew


Church of Saint Andrew


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Orvieto


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Orvieto


Why Are They Smiling? - They're Heading for Some Vitamin "G"


And Here's The Gelateria - I Think We All Ended Up There


Orvieto


One Last Look Over The Wall


Back Down The Funicular


View of Orvieto From the Funicular Parking Lot


View of La Rocca


Mr. Bus, Meet Mr. Wall - Turn Much Too Tight For a 50' Vehicle


Back at the Farm


Wine-Making Tour


Wine-Making Tour


Wine-Making Tour


Wine-Making Tour


Wine Tasting on the Farm


Those are All Pam's Wine Glasses


This Isn't Even Dinner - Just a Snack


Wonder if That's Enough Bolts to Keep the Door Locked Safely?


View From the Stairs to the Top of La Rocca


View From La Rocca Looking Back Towards the Farm


I See They Finally Caught Up With Me


Looking Down at the Town of La Rocca


Looking Down at the Other End of the Town


Good View of Orvieto From the Top of La Rocca


View Looking up From an Old Cistern on La Rocca


Francine & Barbara Kicking Back


The Ladies Got Separated From Us
We Were Able to Track Them Down By Triangulating on Pam's Laugh


One Last Look at the Countryside

 

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