One of the real joys of travel is running across the unexpected. In fact, it is the unplanned that often is the most memorable. Traveling slow means you have the chance to revel in the unexpected because you don’t have to rush off to the next deadline. And so it was that we were able to enjoy a wedding in Orvieto’s streets.
There are lots of weddings in Orvieto. Most often we see the wedding parties emerging from City Hall or St. Andrea church. Occasionally we see them at the Duomo. We once saw the wedding of a Scotsman and Italian bride. All the bright kilts were such a surprising contrast to what you normally see in Italy!
This year we came across what appeared to be a wedding photo shoot at the Duomo. I decided it was just that, and not actually a wedding. There was a cute little old Fiat that had been rented and lots of posing. Later that evening I saw the wedding party outside at a restaurant. I asked them about the shoot and it turns out it was the real deal! It was fun, and possible because we were traveling slow!
[boilerplate plate = bsteiner]