Italian countryside

People have been living in Italy (and all of Europe) for a long time. When you drive through Italy you don’t see very much wilderness, a bit in the mountains. In central Italy, where we were driving the countryside is low, rolling hills with some higher hills and mountains. Everywhere you look it is green fields with houses dotting the countryside. It is still”natural” but a man-made version of natural.

I guess you call that rural, but it is more like America was rural a long time ago because most of the farms are small and the rural areas don’t seem to be dying like they are in the US. Large-scale agriculture makes food prices go down but there is such a large cost in other areas that it doesn’t seem like it is worth it.

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Truffles for sale in a store in Spoleto

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5th century church near Spoleto, from the front

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from the back

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Grave markers

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notice the playboy

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Spoleto Duomo

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Fixer-upper, on a sign outside a real-estate office

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Charlie between the lions

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slow food, fast food

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proschuito for sale in Norcia

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Castelluccia, a tiny town in the Piano Grande

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view from our hotel room in Cupra Marittima

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clean clothes! at the laudromat in Senigallia run by Bangladeshis

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market in Senigallia

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Dance lessons anyone?

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Rotunda a Mare in Senegallia

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Easter decorations

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Wynette went to the 1 euro store

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Duke Federica da Montefelco (more)

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Wynette before Easter lunch

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