This morning we walked down to Poliziano to complete our morning ritual, making our goodbye tour on the way home. I picked some apricots from the garden for our breakfast (albicocche), and said hello to the Jack Russell terriers next door. We drove to Orvieto but first had to stop at the Italian thrift (junk) shop outside of Chiaciano Terme for Richard and Ali. We drove the beautiful A1 highway to Orvieto and up to the top. Orvieto is a beautiful hilltown in Umbria on the way to Rome. It’s built up on a mesa of tufo, a kind of soft, volcanic stone. It has a glorious striped Duomo with glittering mosaics and bas reliefs of Old Testament stories, and twisting, mosaic encrusted columns. We had pizzas in the shade of the Corso, and then Sandra and I walked up to the Duomo to see the San Brizio frescoes by Lucca Signorelli. They are truly amazing. A kind guard helped to explain some of the frescoes to us.