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More Norcia

Just another random shot of Norcia in Italy (one of the towns damaged by the recent earthquake). Taken out a museum window on a rainy afternoon in June.

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More Norcia

I came here on my own to check the internet before dinner, and instead ended up being served more free snacks than I would eat in an entire meal (!). I am posting some more pictures from Norcia in Umbria, Italy this afternoon just to waste time!

I honestly do not know how people could possibly make any money when they give so much away for free!

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Norcia

We have just arrived in Norcia and are about to try and find lunch (this is one of those Italian towns where everything still closes for hours in the middle of the day!).

The view from our room…

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Spoleto

I first visited the Italian town of Spoleto in Umbria fourteen years ago. This is my first visit since then! It is a short drive from where we are staying in Spello, so we just dropped by for a few hours. The tourists seem to have disappeared for the day – maybe because it is the start of the week.

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Infiorata

For Corpus Domini, Spello hosts a major flower art event in the streets. The town goes from being almost empty to having 100 000 visitors in one go. We went out in the middle of the night to watch the families at work, and then braved the crush this morning to see the finished products before the priests etc. destroyed them in their procession.

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Spello – the ancient version!

This is about the biggest day of the year for Spello, so we walked around the less busy sections. The town still has Roman gates etc. There are gates and towers from about the time of Jesus (if that’s what you believe). It was very hot!

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Bevagna

We visited a few of the hill towns near Spello today. It was pretty hot!

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