Thursday, June 2, 2011
The last few days mom and I spent in Orvieto were quiet but filed with wonderful visual experiences. We visited a couple of the local churches along with walking some of the back streets.
Mom took me to La Cocco for a birthday dinner and we had lemon gelato served in a lemon it was delicious.
Last gelato Last pear, gorgonzola and walnut pizza at our favorite pizza restaurant. It was wonderful!
Wash day in Orvieto. On Sunday evening we watch the local parishioners preparing for the Festival of the Madonna in the old district in town. They walked the Madonna from their church around town stopping at local homes to bless them.
We also visited the local ceramic museum. It was really interesting to understand what the imagery symbolized and how the colors changed over the years.
In town is a Folk Artist 'Michelangeli' www.michelangeli.it/bottega_eng.htm I was really drawn to his style all made out of carved wood. As you strolled through the streets his work was on many streets as well as in many businesses.
Over the weekend the Wisteria and the Magnolia tree in the courtyard of the convent started to bloom. I can't imagine what these must look like in full bloom.
The jasmine and roses in the small garden in the courtyard were so in full bloom and were so fragrant.