Sunday, 16 November 2014

Monteleone di Spoleto, a magical paradise

Yesterday, a drive into a magical wonderland to Monteleone of Spoleto in the region of Umbria bordering the region of Lazio. The town, where the original "Biga" was discovered (the chariot used for parades, not for war use) was actually discovered in the grounds of the agriturismo where we had lunch. A copy of this famous "Biga" is housed in Monteleone, whereas the original is in the New York Metropolitan Museum. From Perugia it takes about an hour and twenty minutes to drive there, and what a gorgeous drive it is.  Difficult not to continually stop to take photographs, magnificent countryside, together with the lakes of fog while driving up to the town. Here, photographs while driving and then at an amazing "real" agriturismo, "Colle del Capitano"  (farmhouse restaurant/hotel) situated in the middle of trees and country roads and where we were treated with great hospitality and ate the most delicious foods and tasted homemade liquors. An original and most pleasant day to be always remembered.

Magnificent sky while driving the highway 

Isolated houses in the countryside

The first views of fog between the trees

 "Lakes" of fog that filled the panorama

 A town emerges out of the fog

Horses in the fog 

 Animals greeted our arrival at the agriturismo for lunch

Goats, dogs, sheep, cats added to the view at the amazing agriturismo where we had the most original and genuine meal at lunch, with the most splendid hosts and company.

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Double images....

Double images....
LOVE the double or triple image maker on my Nikon D80. Just set it, and then take two or three pics.

What's the weather like now in Perugia?

Cold one day, sunny the next. Cold in the house. But we still need our coats or lightweight ones or padded jackets outside. Chilly, and not sunny. I like it like this, no problem for me.