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Travel Blogs from Corciano
... there are candles that you can make an offering for as you take the candle. When you get in front of the tomb, there are baskets for you to place the candles in. They are not to be lit but they say they will be lit and offered. Sounds like a rort to me. I bet one of the monasteries uses them to cook their meals or to make coffee with. Given the Italian devotions and preference to this sort of thing, St Francis could be a major contributor to ...
... well as the usual tourist plastic kitsch. We go into Sancta Chiara opposite us to check out mass times. We notice there is a sign pointing to Vespiri. We guessed vespers was going to start soon so we went into a side chapel (cross vaulted ceilings) and sit for 20 minutes in silence wondering when vespers will start. Vespers started with a suggestion of prayer coming from somewhere unknown. They begin with a bucket of nuns (or whatever the collective noun ...
... br> Lunch was great and cooked much lighter than in Australia. We ordered our favourite mains of lemon chicken, sweet and sour pork and fried rice However entree antipasto plate was a variety of little fried things, like spring rolls, so fresh, and lots of, "I don't know what", however with the accompanying dipping sauce, all tasted great!
The coatings on both the lemon chicken and sweet and sour were much lighter than they serve at ...
Today began early with a 5am wake up call. We were packed, boarded, and on the road by 6:30 headed to Assisi. A three hour nap later we arrived in the beautifully peaceful city. Late morning we had tours of St. Francis church ending at his tomb. After we spent some time there we headed to the hotel to check in and get lunch. Italians eat a lot of carbs, which don't fill you up for very long, so by the time we say down to lunch I was starving. I had some ...
Tuesday 4 November 2014
A Big Day in Panicale....for two reasons!
Firstly, I visited Mara, the ladies hairdresser in the piazza. Thought I wanted regrowth and trim?
Picture shows new Sue back in the piazza enjoying morning coffee. I put it down to "lost in translation", ah, it's Italy!
I must say it was definitely the "quietest" visit to a ladies hairdresser I have ever experienced.
Mara speaks no English ...
Other places to stay in Corciano
Via GB della Porta 59, Corciano | B&Bfrom $64