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Travel Blogs from Assisi
... and a series of frescoes depicting his life. You may kneel
before the crucifix from which Jesus spoke to St Francis, asking him to
rebuild His church. It was in St Mary of the Angels Basilica where St
Francis spent most of his life. Here we visit the Chapel, Portiuncola,
the rose bush, and the cave where the saint retired for prayer. Stroll
the medieval streets of the ...
... to let someone drive out. Phew!
We had a lovely family dinner as it was one of their son's birthdays. There were 12 of us, including three grandchildren. The long table was beautifully set and there were multiple plates (stacked neatly on top of each other), glasses and cutlery on the table. The menu in order was:
Tre fomaggio - plaited mozzarella, pecan cheese, plus one other cheese
Pasta (wide ribbons) with radish
Pasta (tubes) ...
... her death. The 19th-century Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was also born in Assisi.
Such a beautiful place to ...
Biggest downer of the day was that I lost my phone for about three hours, but someone was looking out for me because someone in the group behind us found it and gave it to the ISA leaders! Phew! Saint Catharine is the patron saint of television because she had so many vision so it is the ...
... of an older style. In the previous duomos, they were structured around the columns in the middle of the building while this basilica depended on the exterior walls for stability.
One cool aspect of this basilica was the fact that there are technically two churches. The first church was built in two years, but then a second chapel was built as a sort of second floor. When in either of them, I thought that they would be ...