maandag 23 september 2013

Orvieto Italy day 6 the convent


We we so busy these last days with stitching and other activities , there was no time for blogging. everybody is gone now, i will leave tomorrow so today there is time to relax and do some shopping. On thursday we went to a vineyard, i forgot my camera so no pictures. I show you today some pictus of the convent.  Istituto San Lodovico is a large old palace that has served as a convent, a school and is now a Bed and Breakfast run by three nuns. Parts of the building date to as early as the 14th century. There are remnants of frescoes from the period, one that is said to have been done by Michelangelo when he visited on his way to Rome to paint the Sistine Chapel. 

My room is next to this gorgeous room, it was the ballroom in the castle, long ago.

The huge marble staircase.

The courtyard

The garden

These fresco's are in the room where we have breakfast.

These statues were in a corner in one of the rooms.

Another beautiful fresco.

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