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Umbria e Orvieto (Umbria Region And Town Of Orvieto)

Umbria is a region north of Lazio, the latter being the region that contains Rome. It lies in the centre of Italy which means that it lies in the mountains. And that unfortunately means that it is subject to a lot of volcanic activity. We spent very little time in Umbria itself; for the most part we passed through the western edge on the way north and the eastern edge on the way south. We did not get to the capital Perugia at all.

Our first stop on the way north (and our only stop in Umbria on that leg of the trip) was at the hilltop town of Orvieto on the western edge of the region.

Only a day or two after we passed through, the region was hit by some incredibly bad earthquakes which flattened some of the hilltop towns that had stood for centuries. The region already has a problem with young people moving out to find work; the earthquake destruction did not help.

The region still has some local advantages though, in terms of its food and wine industries; it is particularly notable for the quality of its truffles. It is sometimes referred to as Italy's "green heart".

I strongly recommend viewing any of these photos at their original size by clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom of the photo. (Once you have selected Original once, it should stay selected as you move through the gallery.)

I used Nuance Dragon Dictate to generate a lot of the captions. That means that there are likely to be some screwy expressions that I somehow missed editing. Dragon is far less accurate than it claims to be, but it's still faster than typing.
20160822_015362 Preparing for La Festa
20160822_015362 Preparing for La Festa
20160822_015335 Orvieto Cathedral, From An Angle (The first Monday)
20160822_015335 Orvieto Cathedral, From An Angle (The first Monday)
20160822_015336 Orvieto Cathedral, Detail Of The Front
20160822_015336 Orvieto Cathedral, Detail Of The Front
20160822_015337 The Alternating Stones
20160822_015337 The Alternating Stones
20160822_015339 Diversity
20160822_015339 Diversity
20160822_015341_015343 In Front Of The Orvieto Duomo
20160822_015341_015343 In Front Of The Orvieto Duomo
20160822_015347 The Left Hand Side Of The Duomo
20160822_015347 The Left Hand Side Of The Duomo
20160822_015349 Across The Front
20160822_015349 Across The Front
20160822_015350 On The Clock
20160822_015350 On The Clock
20160822_015351 The Architecture Of Orvieto
20160822_015351 The Architecture Of Orvieto
20160822_015354 The Nave Of The Duomo
20160822_015354 The Nave Of The Duomo
20160822_015356 The Musical Backing
20160822_015356 The Musical Backing
20160822_015358 The Pieta
20160822_015358 The Pieta
20160822_015359 The Nave From The Other Side
20160822_015359 The Nave From The Other Side
20160822_015360 The Murals And The Font
20160822_015360 The Murals And The Font
20160822_015364 Il Ristorante
20160822_015364 Il Ristorante
20160822_015368 Time Utilisation - The Important Things
20160822_015368 Time Utilisation - The Important Things
20160822_015371 The Lucy Spy Network I
20160822_015371 The Lucy Spy Network I
20160822_015373_015375 The Umbrian Countryside
20160822_015373_015375 The Umbrian Countryside
20160822_015379 The Museo Emilio Greco
20160822_015379 The Museo Emilio Greco
20160822_015380 The Alleyways Of Orvieto I
20160822_015380 The Alleyways Of Orvieto I
20160822_015382_HDR Orviet'Anna's Place
20160822_015382_HDR Orviet'Anna's Place
20160822_015383 The Alleyways Of Orvieto II
20160822_015383 The Alleyways Of Orvieto II
20160822_015386_HDR Every Spare Square Centimetre
20160822_015386_HDR Every Spare Square Centimetre
20160822_015387 The Archway
20160822_015387 The Archway
20160822_015391 I'm Sure There's A Reason...
20160822_015391 I'm Sure There's A Reason...
20160822_015393_HDR First Lunch On The Road
20160822_015393_HDR First Lunch On The Road
20160822_015394 The Chef's Recommendations
20160822_015394 The Chef's Recommendations
20160822_015396 The Gate
20160822_015396 The Gate
20160822_015397 The Rocca or Fortress of Albornoz
20160822_015397 The Rocca or Fortress of Albornoz
20160822_015401 When Needs Must
20160822_015401 When Needs Must