Our drive to Orvieto was about an hour, with a coffee/breakfast stop included. There were sunflowers at every turn of the road, and the scenery was stunning. I absolutely fell in love with a couple of tiny towns along the way. Even at high speeds, you can get some interesting shots through a dirty van windshield!
My favorite shot through the van window is this view of Todi. Not bad at 125 kilometers an hour! I think I'll paint this one!
One funny story about Brad's driving in Italy. I must say, and all of our group members would agree, he did an amazing job! He got that huge vehicle through tiny ancient arches with less than half an inch room on either side. He drove across piazzas to get our "walking-challenged" guests as close as possible to restaurants. He dropped us off at convenient spots, then hiked up and down stairs to parking outside town walls. He made 4 round trips from Rome to Umbria to get everyone and their luggage there and back. He put over 1300 kilometers on the van in 12 days. What he didn't know, was that the van made a "beep" when you hit 130 kph. It was like a built-in alarm system, so I never had to give him that "slow down, you are scaring the sh** out of me look." : )