I am back home from two weeks in Italy. The first week was spent at a photography class taught by Catherine Anderson and twelve incredible fellow photographers (and one charming photographer's husband), organized through Adventures in Italy, run by Bill and Kristin Steiner in Orvieto.
I cannot say enough good things about Orvieto; or about the people who shared their time with me there.
It's a beautiful hilltop, ancient walled city first settled by the Etruscans.
The city gate is guarded by two ancient eagles.
Orvieto sits on a system of caves used by the Etruscans. We toured a part of the caves that had been used to make and store pottery.
There is an Etruscan Necropolis halfway down the hill. It's peaceful and beautiful and ancient. I found a beautiful web across a door to a tomb.