So in general, it has been very rainy here in the Tuscany/Umbria area. The day we went to Orvieto was no exeption. Buckets of rain fell in only a few minutes. A handfull of fellow students decided not to take the bus, least to say when the arrived at the Duomo where the bus had dropped us off, they were like wet cats.
More than twice as many KSU Architecture students are studying south in Orvieto as in Castiglion. They live in apartments separate from their study center and cook their own meals. So… I got to cook that night! We had a white cheese pasta, Umbrian (salted) bread, and delish poached pears in cinnamon syrup. Tasty!
The weekend after our trip to Oriveto included Women’s Day on Saturday. Everywhere the shops and women had little bouquets of Mimosa, a tiny yellow poof ball bloom from the trees. To me they smelled like cucumber. :)
Flowers in the Santa Chiara hallway that brightened my days
Jim saves the cat via messenger bag and shear will
The rain overlook from the remains of the Pope’s castle
Gorgeous Alabaster rose window
Tour with umbrellas
Exterior Orvieto Duomo
Looking down from city wall_ a family having Womens day lunch in the back patio.
Mimosa flowers for Womens day