Sunday, October 27, 2013
Photos of Civita in the fog & Russ's lunch!
After spending a few more days in Rome (picking up our temporary passports), we are now in the province of Umbria in the hill town of Orvieto. This is a very appealing town- just large enough to have a good selection of shops, restaurants etc but still retaining the charm of a medieval walled city.
Yesterday we got an early start and took a bus to Civita di Bagnoregio, known as "the dying town". The town is built on a pinnacle of volcanic rock that has been eroding over the years, as well as suffering an earthquake which caused further damage...in a nutshell the edges of the town are crumbling and buildings are cracking and becoming unstable. The population is now approximately 11 full time residents. A footbridge connects it to its sister city Bagnoregio.
Today we will take in the sights of Orvieto- we are really enjoying the food here, and it's a good thing the holiday is almost over, as our waistlines are expanding rapidly!! Last night I had duck breast in wild fennel sauce- it was scrumptious!!
Tomorrow we head to Naples and fly home on the 30th. We are both really looking forward to being back home.
Here are a few photos!