umbria: a short stroll around spello

After our visit to Assisi, we drove a short distance to Spello, a hilltop town at the edge of Monte Subasio.  The buildings of the town glowed with the warm rosy-beige tones of the local pietra rossa stone.

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“The return of Francis” – bronze statue in Spello

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church in Spello

We walked all around the town in a big circle because we were only able to park for one hour.  Some obnoxious Americans, two couples, were being very loud, tossing their Southern twangs in a free-for-all around us.  We stepped up our pace to keep our distance from them.

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Spello

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Spello

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At the edge of town, we enjoyed a view over the Umbrian plain.

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view from Spello

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painting on arch in Spello

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view from Spello

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painting on a niche in Spello

We stopped for a gelato after our walk. I had Amarena (black cherry) and Mike had Fichi e Noci (figs and walnuts).

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gelato 🙂

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Spello

We returned to our Airbnb in Perugia and had wine on the patio.  I took a long hot bath.  Francesco came to replace some light bulbs that were out. We had snacks of cheese, prosciutto, and jarred Asparagi verdi (green asparagus).

Mike whipped up a dinner of tortellini with salsa fave e pecorino (sauce of fava beans and pecorino) and leftover sausage from lunch.

The following morning, we would leave Perugia and head to Orvieto by way to Spoleto.

*Steps: 16,170, or 6.85 miles (including Assisi)*

*Tuesday, May 7, 2019*