“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank
Everyone loves flowers, right? They can’t help but make you smile. Stop and smell the roses and all that. In Orvieto, as in much of Europe, flowers are everywhere. The smallest windowbox has flowers. Walls have flowers. Roofs have flowers. Every nook and cranny is stuffed with flowers. And in case you don’t have a built in space for flowers, you can buy them at the market!
When you travel with Adventures in Italy, you will see flowers blooming in May, and giving way to fall in September. The differences are subtle, depending on the preceding season’s warmth and rain. Sometimes in May things are just beginning to bloom if spring is late.
I tend to gravitate toward the same flower spaces. I have my favorites! I could probably fill a wall with photos of the same windowbox taken each visit to Orvieto!
It’s a special treat when this lovely lady is sporting flowers. She sits in the entryway of our accomodation, Istituto San Lodovico.
And these last 2 are a couple of my favorites from a photography workshop with Catherine Anderson. Hers was the workshop I participated in my first time in Orvieto.
Through the lens I fell in love with Orvieto and have come to think of it as my home-away-from-home. The flowers are like a personal welcome each time I return.
Don’t stop beleafing!
Michelle Logue leads cultural and creative adventures in Orvieto, Italy. With a mandate to provide "travel that transforms", Adventures in Italy gives guests an immersive experience. After more than 15 years of return trips, Orvieto has become a welcoming home base surpassing the typical Italian vacation.
Adventures in Italy operates trips in May and September, with two options: Artistic Enrichment nurtures creative expression, while Discover Orvieto invites visitors to focus on the history and culture of Orvieto and live as locals. Find out more about tours and special offers by following Adventures in Italy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit www.adventuresinitaly.ca
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