Wide expanses of purple flowers, a heady perfume, bees buzzing…no, we are not in Provence, nor in faraway Tasmania, but just a short drive from the cruise ships docked in Civitavecchia and about an hour from Rome.
Here is a short video of the lavender fields I took yesterday. There was a soft breeze and lots of bees gathering pollen.
|at the lavender shop in Viterbo|
|a window full of lavender products|
Finding the lavender fields is also an exciting experience for the road leading to them is actually an Etruscan “tagliata “, a narrow passage carved out of the tufa rock by the Etruscans.
Here is a short video clip of the drive along Strada Signorino, leading to the lavender fields.
Please share this with friends who love lavender, for the flowering continues until mid or end of July.
If you are coming to see the lavender fields in the Viterbo area, I will be speaking at the Caffeina festival in Viterbo (Piazza S. Maria Nuova ) on July 2nd, at 8 p.m.
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