No... this is not Vancouver.
I am standing in front of one of the world's most amazing gothic façades... that of the Duomo, or Cathedral, of Santa Maria Assunta in Orvieto, an ancient Etruscan, later Roman hilltown in Umbria. Orvieto is an hour's drive north of Casperia, the little Sabine hilltown (pop. 1200) where we live most of the year.
I first visited Orvieto in June of 1999. Since we moved to Italy in 2014 we have been visiting Orvieto three or four times a year, usually spending Christmas or New Years here. Orvieto's volcanic tufo base is honey-combed with ancient Etruscan caves and tombs, medieval pottery kilns and wine cellars. Orvieto Underground is one of a number amazing tours that feature Orvieto's subterranean past. Orvieto is famous for its white wines, award winning olive oil, truffles and wild boar. If you plan on visiting Orvieto, DM me and I can recommend some great restaurants and places to see.
If you are visiting Vancouver in February or March of 2019 I will be offering five History Walks on Saturday mornings from February 24 to March 24th.
Private History Walks in English, Japanese or Italian are available one Sunday mornings and afternoons during the same period. You can find more info on dates, times, content and cost through the link on my bio.
If you are interested in our Italian adventure you can find lots of photos and stories on my other account: imlivinwrite
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