Orvieto Sense of Place

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Tarot Garden and Florence Field Trips

A father takes a picture of his daughter through the window of the Empress structure at the Tarot Gardens in Capalbio, Italy, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Tarot Gardens are a sculpture garden created by artist Niki de Saint Phalle inspired by the Tarot cards. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A father takes a picture of his daughter through the window of the Empress structure at the Tarot Gardens in Capalbio, Italy, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The Tarot Gardens are a sculpture garden created by artist Niki de Saint Phalle inspired by the Tarot cards. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

Two women sit on top of a stucture in the Tarot Gardens in Capalbio, Italy, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The construction of the Tarot Gardens began in the late 1970s and only ended with artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s death in 2002. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

Two women sit on top of a stucture in the Tarot Gardens in Capalbio, Italy, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The construction of the Tarot Gardens began in the late 1970s and only ended with artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s death in 2002. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A family plays with a volleyball on the beach in Capalbio, Italy, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The coast of Capalbio extends about 12 kilometers and includes many beaches, three of which were voted These beaches were also voted among the best beaches in Italy by the Guida Blu Travel Guide. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A family plays with a volleyball at Feniglia Beach beach in Orbetello, Italy, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. La Feniglia is about seven kilometers long and is popular for families because of the sand and clear water. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A woman paints the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The Ponte Vecchio, which has been around since the 13th century, was the only bridge over the Arno River that the Germans did not destroy during World War II. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A woman paints the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The Ponte Vecchio, which has been around since the 13th century, was the only bridge over the Arno River that the Germans did not destroy during World War II. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A man draws a couple based on a photograph in Florence, Italy, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The tourist center of Florence is full of artists trying to sell original art or copies and prints. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A man draws a couple based on a photograph in Florence, Italy, on Friday, June 17, 2016. The tourist center of Florence is full of artists trying to sell original art or copies and prints. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A street artist draws a copy of a painting on the road in Florence, Italy, on Friday, June 17, 2016. Street painters in Italy are generally called Madonnari because they used to famous for recreating pictures of the Madonna. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A street artist draws a copy of a painting on the road in Florence, Italy, on Friday, June 17, 2016. Street painters in Italy are generally called Madonnari because they used to be famous for recreating pictures of the Madonna. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

Siena and Long Weekend Features

A man walks his dog by the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Siena, Italy, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The museum was founded in 1870 and attracts more than one million visitors every year. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A man walks his dog by the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Siena, Italy, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The museum was founded in 1870 and attracts more than one million visitors every year. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A group of men observe the Duomo di Siena in Siena, Italy, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The cathedral was completed in the 13th century and was built in Gothic style. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A group of men observe the Duomo di Siena in Siena, Italy, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The cathedral was completed in the 13th century and was built in Gothic style. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A couple stops in Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Piazza del Campo is regarded as one of Europe’s most famous medieval squares and is home to the the Palio, a historical horse race that takes place in the square twice a year. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A couple stops in Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Piazza del Campo is regarded as one of Europe’s most famous medieval squares and is home to the the Palio, a historical horse race that takes place in the square twice a year. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A man and woman sleep on a wall by the shore on the island Capri, Italy, on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Capri is a popular tourist destination that is most visited in July and August. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A man and woman sleep on a wall by the shore on the island Capri, Italy, on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Capri is a popular tourist destination that is most visited in July and August. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A little girl sits in the sun at her family’s restuarant in Ischia, Italy, on Friday, June 10, 2016. The island Ischia, which is approximately 18 square miles, has a population of 60,000. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A little girl sits in the sun at her family’s restuarant in Ischia, Italy, on Friday, June 10, 2016. The island Ischia, which is approximately 18 square miles, has a population of 60,000. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A couple admires the sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea in Ischia, Italy, on Friday, June 10, 2016. Ischia, which lies about 19 miles off the coast of Naples, is popular for its volcanic activity, volcanic mud and hot springs. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A couple admires the sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea in Ischia, Italy, on Friday, June 10, 2016. Ischia, which lies about 19 miles off the coast of Naples, is popular for its volcanic activity, volcanic mud and hot springs. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

Architecture Times of Day

The Il Sant'Andrea of Piazza della Repubblica sits in afternoon light in Orvieto, Italy, on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The church was constructed in the 12th century and was restored in 1926. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

The Il Sant’Andrea of Piazza della Repubblica sits in afternoon light in Orvieto, Italy, on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The church was constructed in the 12th century and was restored in 1926. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

The Il Sant'Andrea of Piazza della Repubblica sit in evening light in Orvieto, Italy, on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The church has a Roman cross structure and contains inscriptions inside that recount wars between Orvieto and Siena. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

The Il Sant’Andrea of Piazza della Repubblica sit in evening light in Orvieto, Italy, on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The church has a Roman cross structure and contains inscriptions inside that recount wars between Orvieto and Siena. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

The Il Sant'Andrea of Piazza della Repubblica sits at night in Orvieto, Italy, on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The church used to be the center of religious life in Orvieto before the Duomo was erected. The piazza is also home to the city’s town hall.

The Il Sant’Andrea of Piazza della Repubblica sits at night in Orvieto, Italy, on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The church used to be the center of religious life in Orvieto before the Duomo was erected. The piazza is also home to the city’s town hall.

Tivoli, Pompeii and Paestum Features

Children stand over a pond in Hadrian’s Villa on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Tivoli, Italy. Hadrian’s Villa is a large Roman archaelogical complex that was constructed for Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century AD. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

Children stand over a pond in Hadrian’s Villa on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Tivoli, Italy. Hadrian’s Villa is a large Roman archaeological complex that was constructed for Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century AD. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A couple sits outside of Villa D’Este in Tivoli, Italy, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Villa D’Este is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and was built in the 16ths century. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A couple sits outside of Villa D’Este in Tivoli, Italy, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Villa D’Este is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and was built in the 16th century. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A woman looks at her phone inside one of the ruins in Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Italy, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Hadrian’s Villa is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers almost 250 acres of land. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A woman looks at her phone inside one of the ruins in Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Italy, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Hadrian’s Villa is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers almost 250 acres of land. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

Two boys walk through the ruins of Pompeii in Pompei, Italy on Friday, June 3, 2016. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

Two boys walk through the ruins of Pompeii in Pompei, Italy on Friday, June 3, 2016. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A Barlotti Mozzarella Factory employee climbs in a window in an attempt to free a student trapped inside the bathroom in Paestum, Italy on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Barlotti Mozzarella Factory is a family business and is home to more than 400 buffalo. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A Barlotti Mozzarella Factory employee climbs in a window in an attempt to free a student trapped inside the bathroom in Paestum, Italy on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Barlotti Mozzarella Factory is a family business and is home to more than 400 buffalo. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A woman walks with her son by the Temple of Hera in the ancient ruins of Paestum, Italy on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is open to the public and has a modern national museum with it. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)

A woman walks with her son by the Temple of Hera in the ancient ruins of Paestum, Italy on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is open to the public and has a modern national museum with it. (Photograph by Leah Merrall)