Antica Fattoria del Colle
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- Swimming pool
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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 ...
... Assissi. Of course the home of St Francis of Assissi the town is lovely perched atop the mountain But the main attraction is the Upper and Lower cathedrals built for him that house his tomb. Seems they built a gorgeous gothic church but had more funds so built another Romanesque style one on top of it! Lots of priests and monks around ...
So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
... the 13th century on the highest point of Assisi. Apparently this fort, and the town that surrounds it was built on top of the hill not for its defensive capabilities (although I'm sure that didn't hurt) but because the lower parts of the valley were quite marshy and full of malaria carrying mosquitos. The mosquitos had a devastating effect on the population, killing thousands of people over many years before it was discovered that mosquitos couldn't survive at ...
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 ...