Ahhh! Until I am actually back I forget how compelling this place is. Wandering the people filled streets, the intimate character of the physical space, it’s embracing nature, the artful way everything is done, the undivided attention everyone you talk to gives you – it all contributes to making you feel like the human being you are. So, so wonderful.
And of course nothing stays the same! Our favorite coffee shop, Scarponnis, is gone. The duomo is covered with scaffolding. But, as Rolanda, mom of the owner of our favorite restaurant said when we ran into her, the more things change the more they stay the same. So, some images.
The wisteria is in bloom at the convent, and out front they are redoing the pavers I love so much.
The facade needs work but I miss seeing it. Still, the building presents plenty of photo opps.
Then there is the endless detail.
And the food.
Home made ravioli stuffed with pumpkin and pancetta, and my wild boar papperdelle.
And Christian’s artfully displayed wine.
|Kristi and Bill Steiner began leading “learning vacations” to Orvieto, Italy in 2003 and were founding members of Slow Travel Tours. Through Adventures in Italy they provided a cultural immersion experience. Many trips included the pursuit of some kind of creative work that complemented and reinforced exploration of Italy’s culture. Relationships built over the years enabled Kristi and Bill to provide experiences that a typical visitor to Orvieto never gets.|
The Steiners retired in 2017 and sold Adventures in Italy to Michelle Logue, who has continued as a member of the Slow Travel Tours group. Michelle continues to offer trips in the same format and with the same spirit that Kristi and Bill hosted for 14 years.
Learn more about Adventures in Italy small group trips in Orvieto.
Slow Travel Tours is an affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalized trips in Italy, France and other European countries.