So here we are with a new Room With A View – in Umbertide (um-bear’-tea-day), Italy. This is in the region just east of Tuscany called Umbria. Umbria is unique in Italy in that it is the only region that does not have either an international border or a coastline.
What we are looking at above (albeit through a screen) is the Wednesday morning market. The market spills outside of the main piazza so what you see below is about half of what all is available. You can get any fruit or vegetable you want (in season of course) as well as fresh fish, pork, beef, and all kinds of clothing and some jewelry. One place even had two whole pigs they were carving for people’s orders. The market repeats every Wednesday and Saturday.
We are on the third floor on the main piazza of the city, Piazza Matteoti. The Commune (co-moo-neh) government and police offices are headquarted on the piazza.
Below are some photos of our apartment and a couple from street level at the market. Notice the barrel ceiling in the apartment, it is really quite something. From what we can tell the walls are about 1 foot thick.