Thursday, June 26, 2014

A couple of photographs from these last few days! None are edited because I can't figure out how to via tablet. Let me know if they're a good viewing size for future references!

First train in Italy!!! Off to the Termini downtown train station in Rome.

The Vineyard in Murlo we accidentally stumbled into on the way to the castle ruins!

The castle ruins from a distance! The sad part is that we were about 2/3 of the way there at this point and this is slightly zoomed in.

When we finally found the trail leading to Crevole Castle ruins! Just to it's left we also saw the signs indicating that there was also an apartment complex up top!

This is the closest we were able to get to reaching the castle-it had been blocked off, and though we were tempted to sneak past the gate, the security cameras around advised otherwise! Plus we didn't want to anger the locals(:

The apartments. Fellow team members Anthony and Nick present in photograph. 

Off to check out Murlo because we are only located in a subarb of the town. 

The beautiful walk to Murlo that we will also act as the route we take to the dig every morning/evening. 

One of the views from Murlo. 

The view of the subarb we are staying in - taken from Murlo. As you can see, it's a very small town.

Walking around Murlo. 

Our tour of Vescovado Murlo from this morning - the subarb we are staying in. 


  1. Kristen the pictures and captions are wonderful and the perfect size. Keep the pictures coming. It looks like a beautiful place. I did not understand that you were not located in the actual town, but in a village outside of town.

    1. Aunt Cheri, I did not think that I was going to be as well. It is still considered to be part of the town. The actual town itself is really small and the subarbs dominate the population of the town and are within a 20 minute walking distance just up the first and nearest hill from us. I'm glad the photographs were the right size, it's hard for me to tell because I can see the originals, but I want to make sure that others are capable of observing the same details that I have had the pleasure too as well. I will most certainly be posting more photographs especially once I finish up my written post tonight / tomorrow. I am beginning to think that a post a day is rather difficult ahah. There are simply not enough hours in the day here. I will be posting more of the photographs for others to see. Due to how long it takes to upload the photographs via tablet, I will be only selecting a handful each post and will hopefully have the chance to post them all to facebook / show you the rest of them upon my return. Hope you are doing well. -Kris <3

  2. Beautiful! I can see why you've fallen in love with Italy. Thanks for sharing.