Francois_Dumas Posted May 14, 2006 Share Posted May 14, 2006 Marty tells us about places he's visited these past days in Italy. Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Foligno...... Nina and I spent some time with friends there not long ago (October 2004) and I thought it would be nice to 'illustrate' some of Marty's 'ways'..... This is Perugia, a wonderful old town with a huge castle carved INSIDE a rock face..... among many other things. There are also remains from the Romans there... of course... The little 'bridge' at the bottom of those stairs was actually an 'aquaduct' in Roman times... it is now changed into a walkway high above the old streets.... A picture taking from the aquaduct looking back atthe old city entrance.... Street below...... Notice the 'sienna' colors of the houses in this part of the city? ....versus the grey and rather dull colors at the stony 'inside' of the old city... I was glas my car was not park wrong... this traffic warden doesn't look all too happy.... perhaps she was on a diet ? Then on to Assisi.... the famous place where the Franciscan Ordre was founded. It was badly damaged during a heavy earth quake back in the 90's and repairs are still on-going. 'Main street' leading to one of the main entrances (tower gate just visible at the end).... Looking out over the Umbrian landscape...... we were there pretty late in the afternoon unfortunately. Perhaps Marty has better pictures.... otherwise we'll have to re-visit ! Awesome views and when you close your eyes partly, you can easily envisage yourself being back in the Middle Ages..... Hopefully we get some 'recent' pictures in a few weeks.... Link to comment
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