Country House Poggio Fiorito
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... it is a fascinating place, one of the most visited places in Italy. Short history : this is the birthplace of St Francis and St Clare whose remains are in their respective churches on the property. Assisi is a walled city on top of a hill (in medieval times they were always at war with other cities so they created a wall to protect themselves). Just outside the wall there are two escalators (I know, really!) to help the millions of tourists get up the ...
We stopped first in Ravenna today to see its ceramics and the tomb of Dante. The ceramics were nice but having seen the Blue Mosque eand Hagia Sofia in Istanbul I wasn't too impressed. Supposedly Cole Porter was inspired to write Night and Day while there. We then drive hrough the mountains and then Umbria for another two hours to ...
... train to the Assisi station, then a bus where we disembarked at the edge of town because the bus driver had picked up so many passengers we were squeezed in like sardines and it was quite uncomfortable. Phil read that Assisi has about 4 million tourists a year, and I could believe that as we walked the narrow streets, passing souvenir shop after souvenir shop. And cafes and osterios and ristorantes. You would never die of starvation here, nor want for a crucifix or a set ...
... and is still done by hand grinding /milling the olives between two huge stones to extract the oil . Very traditional. He was still waiting to pick his olives as he felt they weren't quite ready yet , so unfortunately we didn't see a press happening . His mill was amazing, lots of terracotta storage barrels in a deep underground cellar . Spotlessly clean , just waiting for those gorgeous green olives to start rolling in this year.
8am on the bus to Ravenna and Perugia (Umbria). Coffee break before Ravenna, lunch between Ravenna and Assisi (near the river on the Tiber river). Some free time in Ravenna shops etc. travelling through Umbria, lunch stop was home made tagliatelle. Stopped ...