A Day in the Italian Hill Towns

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July 10th 2014
Published: August 6th 2014
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Near Orvieto, must visit!
At Civitavecchia, most people from the ship headed off to Rome for the day. I opted instead for the Hill Towns of Tuscania & Civita de Bagnareggio. There is nothing more beautiful than Italian countryside and it’s historic hill towns. It was a beautiful day and being a photography buff, there were gorgeous shots around every corner. In Bagnareggio we were given two hours to wander and eat lunch on our own. My friend Sally had gone to a University of Washington summer program here, population 7 (really!), and I ran into a woman who was currently teaching the same program, 40 years later. We chatted for a while and she recommended a restaurant to us, a lovely place with an animated owner, it had Etruscan tombs in the basement, where you could dine, but it was a nice day so we dined alfresco. It was nice to be away from the crowds for a while, and I met up with some lovely Indian women from Virginia and New Jersey. The food was wonderful, the setting relaxing, and the house wine, perfect for a long lunch.

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