Rome, Florence, Lucca and Umbria

  • U. Grazia factory, forming a platter
  • Kiln load to go in one of three giant kilns
  • For molding a pitcher
  • Drying before going into the Kiln
  • Eye straining hand work
  • Even patterns are put on by hand
  • Finished a plate
  • Pieces that match a platter we bought at The Stuart Collection, no longer in Westport
  • Modern Plates
  • Classic Plates
  • New intricate bowl
  • 20’s scene done on tiles
  • This forms the town symbol, found on the back of their wares.
  • Perugia: Fontana Maggiore by Pisano with Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria Palazzo dei Priori
  • Adam & Eve by Pisano
  • Palazzo dei Priori original statues brought inside
  • A break from our travels
    • Spello, Olive tree atop the tower is 500 years old
    • Very much a hill town, Spello was our favorite
    • Going down was as treacherous as going up
      • Walls of differnt eras make up Spello’s architecture
      • A beautiful town, few tourists attempt the hills. Roman arch
      • Stunning views from Spello’s streets
      • Ubrian countryside with ruins in the foreground
      • Nick
      • Spello church with noted frescos
      • Fresco by Pinturicchio, 1501
      • The Patron Saint of Photography...
      • ...blessed my photography
      • Heading back
      • A little homework by the pool
      • Bevagna, Basilica of San Silvestri of 1195
      • Bevagna, Basilica of San Silvestri of 1195
      • 14th century San Agostino showing recently revealed frescos
      • Montefalco wedding emerging from Town Hall
      • Town Hall in Montefalco, Palazzo Cumunale
      • Justice of the Peace
      • Down the hill
      • to another view
      • Hydrangia
      • Dinner at La Fortezza, guinea Hen en croute w/truffle sauce
      • Dinner at La Fortezza, duck breast with fruit sauce.
      • Birth of a Pine Cone back at Malvarina
      • Closing up to go home
      • No sleep for us!