Sunday, March 29, 2020

Street With Steps In Spello, Italy

Our first visit to Italy was at this time of year. We set off to explore Umbria, wandering up and down the steep, stony streets of little hill towns like Spello. It was the first time I saw a street so steep that it comes with its own set of steps built right in. March is not really tourist season. Around the time of the traditional midday break, I often stood in a nearly empty street, savoring the view, enjoying the many subtle colors and textures of the stones all around me. Now the streets are empty for a different reason. I hope to return, when we finally reach happier times again.