October 17, 2005

Orvieto: Cittaslow

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Literally a "Slow Sunday" in Orvieto yesterday: no traffic, food & wine tastings everywhere, a full moon. Six years ago Orvieto was one of five Italian towns to formalize the Cittaslow vision that local goverments should actively promote "good living."

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The town perches on cliff above lush Umbrian countryside. Enthusiastic guides from Orvieto Promotion spent afternoon feeding us local specialties, showing off Etruscan caves, glorious cathedral. Got to the hotel about 7 PM, walked onto balcony & reached for camera.

Posted by Ronald Holden at October 17, 2005 8:14 AM

Ah Orvieto, what a lovely town. Have you been to the well?

Posted by: Principessa at October 19, 2005 7:37 AM

incredible coincidence -- we had a full moon last night too! must be some cultural conjunction. People always said these California hills reminded them of Italy.

Posted by: uncle david at October 17, 2005 10:13 AM