Umbria is a region much like Tuscany (in my opinion) with all its hill towns and we heard great things, so we thought, why not make a weekend trip out of it.
The first stop in our two night Umbria adventure was Orvieto!
It was about a five hour drive from where we live, it's a city on top of a hill, and it's known for it's cathedral, Classico wine and ceramics.
|Long hallways under the city - working our way to the top!|
|Enjoying the views around the wall|
|Really cool well|
|Bridge on the bottom.|
It is a bunch of stories from the Old Testament.
|God borrowing a rib from Adam|
|Eve sharing the forbidden fruit.|
|Cain killing Abel|
That was all for the cute little city of Orvieto. The next day we went to the nearby city of Civita (Di Bagnoreggio). Previously there was only a Donkey Bridge that crossed from the neighboring city to this one, but it was bombed in WWII and replaced in 1966 by a foot bridge. The bridge is the only way in and out of the city.
|Admiring the city from afar.|
|About to cross the bridge.|
|This city had a ridiculous amount of cats!|
After the 1695 earthquake most of the residence of the city started moving out because they worried their homes (and entire city) would eventually fall into the valley. Within the past decade, all of the remaining property owners moved out, but apparently the younger generations are trying to revitalize the city.
Fun, quick, cheap weekend getaway. No complaints from this girl!
Wish you were here!