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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 ...
... tiny peas) and tomato
Meatloaf (beef) and fried potatoes
Insalata with fennel, cos lettuce, olive oil and citrus (?grapefruit)
Two torte - one with cream and pastry, the other a cream cake
We toasted the birthday boy "Chin chin" with Proscetto and drank red wine with our meal. Some had a Venezuelan rum (neat) to finish off with. It was a very pleasant evening and the family made me feel very welcome. Grazie mille.
Our day trip to Assisi:
According to Wikipedia:
Assisi is a townand commune of Italy in the province of Perugia in ...
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 ...