Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A visit to Montepulciano and Orvieto

The other day, the gang visited the lovely hilltop towns of Montepulciano and Orvieto.

Both are lovely towns with a great food and wine heritage.

The highlight in Montepulciano was a stop into the workshop of the Mazzetti family where we watched the current family artisan, Cesare, work his magic to create beautiful copper pots, jugs and all other things copper.

He does internet sales and if you’re interested, the website is: http://rameria.com

He made us three copper plaques: one for the group; one for Kay and Doug’s 50th wedding anniversary and one for Arthur and Linda’s 50th wedding anniversary next year.

As we did a final shop in the store, run by Cesare’s wife Iolanda (aka “The Finance Minister”), we were farewelled with a glass of Vin Santo.

Gathering the troops

Cesare and the plaque he made for the group
Cesare with the plaque he made for Kay and Doug
Cesare with the plaque he made for Arthur and Linda
The Duomo of Montepulciano
Inside the Dumo

Orvieto was a lovely town to wander the streets and take in the surrounds.

The Duomo of Orvieto



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