Scenes from three days of touring the towns of Umbria, Italy

Great views, Apennine mountain air, historical sites, medieval lore, saints and sinners, plus vino, pasta–and more vino and pasta. Following are scenes photographed by Andy Yemma with a Nikon D3400 SLR Digital camera from Oct 8-10, 2918:

A quirky horse sculpture on display in Perugia
A quirky horse sculpture on display in Perugia

 

Yum yums for snacking in Perugia
Yum yums for snacking in Perugia

 

Unsure what the sign is trying to say about the martinis here
Unsure what the sign is trying to say about the martinis here

 

Excellent pasta dish in Perugia
Excellent pasta dish in Perugia

 

One of dozens of cheese and meat shops in Umbria, this one in Spello
One of dozens of cheese and meat shops in Umbria, this one in Spello

 

Another quirky though beautiful sculpture in Spello
Another quirky though beautiful sculpture in Spell

 

Sculpture in Assisi of the wealthy parents of St. Francis who by most accounts were not very nice
Sculpture in Assisi of the wealthy parents of St. Francis who by most accounts were not very nice

 

In Gubbio, a sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi befriending a wolf - a miracle that is said to have happened here
In Gubbio, a sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi befriending a wolf – a miracle that is said to have happened here

 

A poster in Gubbio depicting a very quirky annual event (May 15) when the guys race up the mountain with these ginormous statues
A poster in Gubbio depicting a very quirky local annual event (May 15) when the guys race up the mountain with these ginormous statues

 

View over the wall from the main plaza in Gubbio. The spikes are not to keep out barbarians, but to keep modern barbarians from sitting on the wall!
View over the wall from the main plaza in Gubbio. The spikes are not to keep out barbarians, but to keep modern barbarians from sitting on the wall!

 

Enormous oak cask in Gubbio that the friars built in the 17th Century. Last filled with wine in 1939, it could hold 20,000 liters
Enormous oak cask in Gubbio that the friars built in the 17th Century. Last filled with wine in 1939, it could hold 20,000 liters

 

The town center in Gubbio with high bell tower. Unlike most towns  in Umbria, Gubbio never engaged in any medieval wars
The town center in Gubbio with high bell tower. Unlike most towns in Umbria, Gubbio never engaged in any medieval wars

 

Although tourists come to Gubbio, it is less traveled than towns like Assisi and Perugia
Although tourists come to Gubbio, it is less traveled than towns like Assisi and Perugia

 

Ceramic shopping in Gubbio (gentleman on right is the potter and artist)
Ceramic shopping in Gubbio (gentleman on right is the potter and artist)

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