Our Trip to Europe April-May 2013

By Pete Grant
with the help from Lynda, Bobbi, and Dave

On Sunday, 28th of April the weather forecast had changed for the better, and we found ourselves visiting two places of interest: the towns of Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio. Let's look at Orvieto first.

We arrived in Orvieto just as running races were ending. We waited until the organizers dismantled all the race finish stuff (didn't get any pictures of the racers nor the finish line) before photographing the Orvieto Cathedral (also known as Duomo and Cappella Di San Brizio, and just plain "Duomo" as the building is referred to by locals).

The Orvieto Cathedral
Inside of the cathedral.
We walked under many arch ways.
...and many very narrow streets
... and more

And now we go to Civita de Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio is a special kind of town as it is not reachable by ordinary motor vehicles. Well, not exactly, but we'll take the locals' claim. Read more here.

Civita di Bagnoregio
An overview of Civita di Bagnoregio, showing a part of the long huff to it.

It wasn't so much the length of the hike - perhaps less than a mile - it was the steep ups and downs that made the hike not for everyone.

They looked a bit worn out at the end of the hike.
Dave did well on the hike
Looks like me (Pete) in the town's entrance tunnel.
Relaxing, getting ready to order beer and wine after the hike into the town.

After our beer and wine, it was time to run through the streets of this small town.

Barbara and Lynda in a small side street.
Stairs leading to a private residence
Rick Steves recommend restaurant
A residential street
A local residence.
Another local residence