Pozzo di San Patrizio Orvieto has a very special water well, the Pozzo di San Patrizio. This well is located next to the Fortezza Albornoz on the Piazza Cahen where you arrive by cog railway. The 62-meter-deep well was commissioned by Pope Clement VII and named after Saint Patrick, San Patrizio. The well was designed by architect Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane. The Pope stayed […]
Orvieto is one of these towns you do not want to miss when you are on holiday in Umbria. This gorgeous city is located on a plateau of volcanic tuff and has an incredible history and amazing foods and wines. The Duomo in Orvieto is one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals of Italy. Other attractions are the Pozzo di San Patrizio and the weekly […]
It was a lovely sunny autumn day today, we picked olives and generally enjoyed the autumn weather which got me thinking that I’d scroll through my old pictures. Here is an impression of autumn in Umbria through some pictures, recent and less recent but all made in autumn. – Posted by Saskia van der Bolt –
Yesterday I visited the Villa Attigliano and like before I was impressed by the woodcraft they used for their doors, kitchens and other details. It is lovely handwork, very stylish and locally made by craftsmen in Orvieto. Orvieto is known for its crafts, not only woodwork, but also ceramics, textile and more. This already dates back to Etruscan times when many household objects, as well […]
Any excuse is a good excuse to visit Orvieto. It is one of my favorite places in Umbria to visit. It is a great place to shop, you’ll find local crafts, ceramic shops, nice bars, shops and, last but not least, some good restaurants. But the most impressive sight of Orvieto is the Duomo. Orvieto’s Duomo is famous world wide and attracts many visitors. Orvieto is also […]
It has been years since I visited Orvieto. I even can’t remember when! Ten years ago? Since I live in Castiglion (the Umbrians call it Castiglion, but normally it is Castiglione del Lago), I told to myself, one day I’ll go and visit Orvieto. I want to return. Not only to admire the amazing Cathedral, but also having a good lunch and see what else this beautiful place […]
We have just added this private vacation rental with swimming pool and three bedrooms to our portfolio and the owners are very keen to get some bookings still for this summer. A bit late … but who knows? Just in case you happen to know of anybody who is still looking, maybe this vacation rental is suitable? The farm is 5 km from the centre […]
So we needed rain … and we got it. The valley below my house is flooded, the Tiber has grown into a huge river. There are many landslides and it is still raining. Below a picture I took from orvietonews.it, from Orvieto Scalo where the situation is a lot worse still.