Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Orvieto…

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Our last day trip was further away and actually in Umbria rather than Tuscany. The drive was about two hours and we also got to see a body of water (the only one on the trip). This is Lago di Bolsena.

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Orvieto, as were all the hill towns, was magical.

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When we first got there we got a little lost looking for the Duomo. An extra treat was coming upon wood sculpture on the walls of a hidden street. I think they are by The Micelangeli Workshop.

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Great birds, of course…eventually we found the Duomo.

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Inside this Duomo are frescoes by Luca Signorelli of Dante’s Inferno and Paradise. Done forty years before the Sistine Chapel frescoes, they are given credit for influencing the style used by Michelangelo to do the Chapel. They were fantastic (have I said that over and over about this place?). I wish I could show you some images, you will just have to go see for yourself. Across from the Duomo, is a wonderful Etruscan Museum. Of course, the streets are wonderful to stroll.

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Then we came home. Processing these pictures and posting these entries has been fun and helped me make sense of the things I saw. The only drawback is the list, longer than my arm, of things we missed, things we should have looked longer at, things we want to do again…now I have to get back to my real world…and plan our next trip.
Ciao

Author: loisreynoldsmead

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5 thoughts on “Orvieto…

  1. Good morning!
    I’ve been a few times in Italy. Unfortunately, Orvieto has not yet arrived.
    Beautiful pictures. Fantastic.
    Lucia

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