|One of many hilltop cities in Italy, Orvieto has the distinction of being one of two places outside Rome where a pope maintained a palace.|
|In 1527, in the day following the sacking of Rome, Pope Clement VII
took refuge inOrvieto. To provision with water
in case of siege, this St. Patrick well was built. Completed ten years
later, it is just over 200' deep and, at the inside, has two double-spiralled
stairwells for easier transportation of water.
|Lunch in Orvieto. Something of a milestone as John was finally enough past the food poisoning that he cared what he ate. Carol, as always, was in good spirits and had been a heroine by returning a wallet to a member of a cruise tour who didn't know she had lost it.|