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... here, in ROME, I get embarrassed. I'm here to enjoy myself, why is that so hard to do sometimes?
Clearly this idea of doing nothing is something I need to work on. Maybe my "purpose" will be to fit in with Italian culture ;) Make that your purpose too, in America!
Another beautiful blessing of this weekend was going to Assisi on Friday. We left at the crack of dawn and took the train. Speaking of random things I enjoy...taking the train is one of them. I ...
... and various receipts to choose only the cash. I know how this feels, having been fleeced by gypsies in Venice, Russians in Shanghai and JDs in Brussels. But it was his first experience, and devastating: existential dread for 3 days. So Bologna was not a high point of the trip, although the sympathy and genuine concern we received from our hosts, Cinzia and Vito, warmed our hearts. Cinzia even whipped the newly purchased tablecloth off the table for us to ...
... who could refuse when it's €1 a slice! Accompanied by a peach and orange gelato to round it off.
Saw some good churches today, notably the chiesa di san Francesco of course. It was teeming with people, busier than st peters basilica in rome, maybe just because it was so much smaller. One of thee best decorated I've seen so far though, I don't know how much has been restored over the centuries but the blues and reds ...
... climbing up the tiny staircases and running along the ramparts! All that climbing around made us hungry; we found a romantic trattoria called La Lantern. Absolutely perfect! We stumbled (cuz ya'know, we had a bunch of wine) down to the Temple of Minerva, which was so interesting to me because this place of worship just keeps getting recycled as new generations come about; so the energy is very old. We decided to skip the rest ...
St Anthony Church at Padua was our second stop after having coffee at one of the most famous coffee houses in Italy. We are back on the bus, we have a 5 hour trip to Assisi stopping in a couple of hours for a lunch stop. St Anthony was a priest at the age of 25 who came from a well to do family but chose a peaceful & simple life. He was known for numerous miracles, it is told he enabled a baby to speak to support his mother in her proof of innocence against adultery claims ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet