I recently had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in the stunning hilltop city of Orvieto in the heart of Italy’s Umbria region. Located in the province of Terni, Orvieto rests atop a natural rock mesa with imposing cliffs on all sides. It is, for lack of a better word, a fortress city. Over the years this natural advantage allowed the city to thrive and serve as a regional powerhouse that has played a significant role in Italy’s history. The city is home to wonderful picturesque streets that seem created explicitly for movies and postcards showcasing stereotypical Italy.
As we walked the city shortly before dusk, I managed to catch this couple as they walked down a side street. Though not easy to see in the photo, they were swaying in sync as they walked. While I can only guess as to their relationship and back-story, I like to think that after a lifetime of walking together, they’ve become so connected that the sway in their steps now lines up perfectly.
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