Relais L'Antico Convento
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Assisi Off to the Basilica of St Francis for mass in English. We get there early and have time to go and ask for a Mass to be said for the Quirk Family. Mass is downstairs under the Basilica and we are there ten minutes before 9 so we get a seat. Nuns abound in the congregation, we get two in our seat. The organ starts on cue just before mass is due to begin, the stage is set for a beautiful experience. The ceiling is cross vaulted, decorated ...
... br> I do think it's because of a combination of things, the butter in Italy is unsalted and their jams are so bland, that breakfast became the "only" uninteresting meal.
Yes, Phillip does go into the piazza but not every morning and it has taken several tries to find a bread that will successful toast but to no avail because of the "toppings".
Then yesterday it ...
... nuns who we don't see) singing from another chapel. Their singing come through the speakers and many of the assembled people join in the chanting and singing. They call the page numbers and a kind man next to us shows us what page to turn to so we can follow the Psalm in Italian using a tune unfamiliar to us. TD sits there and is transported by either the singing, the red wine or both. It was a beautiful experience. It was a peaceful way to end ...
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 ...
... sitting enjoying coffee in piazza 12 on the dot! She then locked up and presumably went home! Done for the day!
Do I just not notice that at home nothing is being done on my hair for at least half the time I spend in the hairdresser?
A great experience though, and ah, it's Italy....so civilised!
Just after P and I were seated waiting for our coffee, me, with my new hair colour , a group of school children ...