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A trip to Italy without visiting San Francesco would not be complete. After filling up at our favorite gestation/restaurant (excellent cappuccino) we drove in to L'aquila for the last time on our trip. During the car return there was a small disagreement over just how full the gas tank was. Allegedly the 2 kilometers from the gas station to the …
Day 9: Assisi (The Life of a Saint, that inspired a Holy Father)
Today is a very special day, as we will spend a full day
touring the home of the Saint that inspired our Holy Father. Pope
Francis chose his name in admiration of the Saint of Nature and Servant
to the Poor. Known for being a humble man himself, Pope Francis spent
most of his life denying the luxuries of ...
... 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) ...
... region, on the western flank of Monte Subasio. It was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order ...
... We also went to see a few different churches around the city, including the church that St. Francis worshipped at, ten the church that was dedicated to St. Francis which unfortunately you could not take pictures of the inside. The stained glass windows was absolutely beautiful to look ...