Ascesi

Via Frate Elia 5, Assisi, Umbria, 6081, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Assisi

Another week gone by!

A travel blog entry by lynnib

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... water caused disease (possibly malaria). Over the centuries, various modifications have been undertaken until now it serves as both a tourist attraction and a water source for hydro-electric power generation. The flow is switched on and off throughout the day to satisfy the power station, so it is worth scheduling a visit to see the steady trickle turn into a powerful white cascade as it drops 165m over three levels. Loud klaxons blare ...

Valnerina, Umbria

A travel blog entry by lynnib

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... St. Benedict with the nearby Basillica bearing his name where he is supposed to have been born. A monastic order founded in his name still exist in the town where one of their activities is brewing, but the shop where you can purchase some was closed for lunch so no shandy for me this evening! Never mind, we shall instead have a pleasant glass of wine with our chicken and roast vegetable pasta as we gaze out over Preci. When the sun has gone down and night falls, we can watch the fireflies. ...

Perugia, narrow streets and an ambitious GPS

A travel blog entry by clgs

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The pool ... the sunshine ... beautiful morning! We took the road this morning to nearby Perugia - a major city in Umbria and like most perched high on a hillside. Having loaded a recommended parking place into the GPS "she" decided to direct us through some of the windiest and narrowest streets in Perugia that she could find! It's an interesting experience to squeeze between ancient stone buildings with but millimetres of clearance on each side! I thought Craig ...

Assisi and Spello (it's a town not a word game)

A travel blog entry by clgs

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... clearly retired or died and has been replaced with what appears to be a plaster cast mask covering the face. Not quite as romantic and bizarre ... but times change. The cross from San Damiano remains in the basilica - it's the one from the ruined church that spoke to Francis and told him to re-build the church. I think it is a beautiful thing regardless of your religious affiliations or beliefs. A coffee and a cake followed ... What can I say? Craig loves cakes! Next we ...

Who knew? Gubbio ... What a treasure!

A travel blog entry by clgs

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... of the four saint-named quarters of the city climb their way up the side of a small mountain above which sits a small castle/fortress. In the centre, half way up and at the junction of the four quarters sits the very old and impressive Palazzo dei Consoli constructed in 12 hundred and something to form a centre to the city and today housing an interesting collection of historic art and ceramics, as well as some modern exhibitions. Spent a ...

 

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