Monday, March 23, 2009

Orvieto



Girasoli's blogging about her upcoming trip to Italy and her itinerary choices, which include Orvieto, reminded me of my travels there in 2006. Two of my friends and I separated for part of our time in that lovely medieval city. One sat across from the cathedral with her husband and enjoyed a bottle of vino, one circumnavigated the city with her sister and I was treated to a private tour with a newly made friend from Italy. Upon our return home and sharing photos, we each had taken a photo of this woman in the market. And, she has appeared, I am told, on Samantha Brown's show and other travel shows. So, you may meet her if you travel to Orvieto on market day. She's quite a quiet superstar! Andiamo!

8 comments:

barb cabot said...

Love all this talk and planning and memories of places in Italy. Thanks for the lovely photos.

girasoli said...

When I go there I am going to look for her and try to get a photo. Looks like she enjoys the camera :) Where in Orvieto is the market? Oh and when is market day?

Trekcapri said...

Hi Flygirl, love your photos of this wonderful woman. If I were to visit Orvieto one day, I would want to look for her too. Great photos! Thanks for sharing and posting these photos and sharing your travel story.

flygirl said...

Thanks for your comments! The Orvieto superstar is warming up to all those cameras, I'm sure. Market day is Thursday and she was located just to the left as you entered the market from the piazza! What a hoot!~

Annie said...

What a marvelous coincidence! She's very photogenic. Have you read "The Lady in the Palazzo" by Marlena de Blasi? Wonderful book, set in Orvieto.

Anonymous said...

Trekcapri - Definitely put Orvieto on your itinerary and if you have time Civita di bagnoregio - same area and both wonderfully medieval cities - Civita tho you need to get to by foot...So much to see, so little time! Menehune

Anonymous said...

Annie, I have read that book~Try to read anything set in Italy (witness my blog about gathering 'films' in Italy - I've a slight penchant for these types of things :-)

girasoli said...

Shucks. Thursday will be my jet lag day (day after I arrive). I will probably go there on Friday or Saturday. I still might spot her though!