Side trip to La Velette Winery
The three hour bus ride from Florence to Rome was broken up by a stop at La Velette Winery near Orvieto. Le Velette has been owned by The Bottai family since the late 19th century and produces olive oil and fine wines. The wines are sold on a limited basis in the USA. The estate is above a small valley, across which is Orvieto, one of the most picturesque hill towns in Umbria.
Part of what makes this winery so memorable is its setting - atop a hill overlooking a valley, and the city of Orvieto, one of the most picturesque hill town in Italy, on the other side of the valley.
And the wine tasting was as good as the view.