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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 ...
... 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 ...
... later on. To reiterate how fresh the food was......we found a live snail in our basil while adding it to the pizza. We had a cooking class and made gnocchi, margarita pizza, snail bread, mousse, and rice with mushrooms and sausage.
The rest of the trip was trying to walk off all the food. We had at least 12 meals in 2 days. While in Orvieto we also did ...