Friday, May 20, 2011

Orvieto, Italy - Day 1

Mom and I arrived in Orvieto late yesterday afternoon via train from Rome. It was a wonderful sunny evening with all the summer flowers in full bloom.
We took the cable car up the hill then the bus and arrived at San Lodovico our home for the next 10 days. It is an amazing building which used to be a palace then a convent before being renovated into a hotel. We were warmly greeted by Kristi and Bill Steiner the organizers of Adventures in Italy.
We have a lovely little room which has this wonderful view.
The inside of San Lodovico is very interesting with lots of wonderful light and interesting rooms. Here is a little tour of a couple of rooms.
There is also a wonderful courtyard with interesting mosaics and plantings.
Mom and I had a lovely pizza lunch in town followed by an afternoon nap.
The architecture, metal work and wonderful wood work is going to be so inspirational for my students in my class. I can't wait to start journaling.
We just returned from a wonderful meal with Kristi and Bill. Thanks for making use feel so welcome.
I need to get some sleep now so I can be bright for tomorrow so I can absorb more of the Italian culture. Off to the market in the morning.


  1. What a wonderful trip and how wonderful that you get to share it with your Mom!

  2. One of my favourite places in Italy was Assisi! Wish you could see it! But it is maybe too far away... this time

  3. I am glad to see you made it safely after your delay.
    What a wonderful place, wonderful views too.


  4. Glad you and your Mom made the trip safely. I love the pictures of the framed crosses.

  5. I can not believe that you are in Italy and that I am not taking a class with you! Next time, perhaps...I hope that you have a good time.

  6. oh can't wait for more pics! I love Italy!

  7. What a divine place, looks so inviting and comfy... Enjoy your special time..Can't wait to see and hear all about it..

  8. I love following your trip! What a great event. I have visited Italy and would love to return on this sort of trip. Is it all women or did some of them bring their husbands along?