I'm about at the end of our relaxing time in Orvieto, but no stop to this hilltop Italian town would be complete without a trip to its Duomo. The official name of this impressive building is Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, so you'll understand if I just stick to "Duomo." From the side, with its black and white stripes, the … Continue reading My, What a Big Duomo You Have -Orvieto, Italy
After last week's side trip to the Oregon Zoo, it's time to get back on track with The Vacation. After our arrival in Orvieto and finally getting some much needed sleep (and cheap wine) it was time to explore up, down, and all around this hilltop town. This post is a bit long and quite … Continue reading Orvieto, Italy: Up, Down, and All Around
Before we jump into the next part of The Vacation tale, let me take a moment to do a little self-promoting and to offer my readers an excellent bargain. For today only (26 November 2016) Fine Art America is offering free shipping to ANY destination in the world (even Antarctica!) on ANY product. Yes, even … Continue reading Welcome to Orvieto!
Before abandoning my trip reports last week to go on a political tirade, Mr. Husband and I were still roaming the streets of Florence, Italy. And as you'll recall, that roaming was done in a complete daze due not to cheap Italian wine, but to insomnia. Well, let's just say our mental states weren't improving as … Continue reading Forget Florence…I’m Outta Here!
The last time Mr. Husband and I were in Italy, we wandered across the Ponte Vecchio to see the Pitti Palace facade, but didn't have time to go in. When we returned from that trip I read a bit about the Boboli Gardens and had an I-could-have-had-a-V-8 moment when I realized what I missed. So, this time … Continue reading It’s a Pity About Pitti Palace
We last left our intrepid explorers at the airport in Florence, Italy; but how did they get from the airport to their room? What adventures awaited them on their first full day in Italy? All this and more in today's post. The Wild Ride The Florence airport is a tiny little place and since all passport checks … Continue reading The Vacation Part Two: Wild Ride and Jail Time