Of the many things we enjoy here, sunsets along the old town walls are close to the top of the list.
Looking out across the Val di Chiana, with Cortona to the North and Montepulciano to the West, Lago Trasimeno settled right down there in the valley below us…it's spectacular. It's a view we dream about all year back home, and enjoy at all times of the day or night while here.
Sunset, though..it's a show you hate to miss. And now, as it's gotten warmer, the swallows (here they are called rondine, but they are very similar) are zooming around, making their odd noises and doing their dynamic airborne stunts. Magic, I swear.
|It starts to get good right about now.|
When the sun goes on down, the orange, pink and golden light make the towns' stone walls extra beautiful. Warmth just glows off theses ancient stones….
|It makes me smile.|
In spring, there are so many passing rainstorms and showers..the clouds are almost always impressive themselves. It just adds extra layers to the show.
So, I just wanted to try to share the sunset, in a video below….. Listen carefully for the rondine, as they swoop by, and enjoy a moment in Umbria….preferably with a glass of wine at hand. That's how we do it, anyway...
This particular sunset had a very dramatic finish, too…...