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... full of amazing mosaics. After a few hours in Ravenna, we had a 3 1/2 hour driving through the Alps until we arrived in Tuscany just as there was the most magnificent sunset ever. Our hotel in Assisi is up high on the hill by the Basilica. It is a warming evening and the moon is almost full. It has been a truly glorious day. Cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings. Remembering you all in prayer at these amazing ...
... café and head back to the hotel to get a game plan together for the next few hours. As we got back the woman at the front desk suggested that we check out the hotel’s spa since it was considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Italy and actually had historical value since it incorporated the Roman ruins that the hotel was built on top of.
Well that certainly sounded like a better idea than walking around an empty town in the rain so we donned ...
... in for some "hair raising" moments. My learning to drive on a manual has paid dividend so many times. Skills you obviously don't loose as it has been years since I have driven a manual. This dear little Fiat has performed magnificently, taking the "double-shuffles" in its wake!
Phillip did enjoy the spectacular views and it was a great decision to take that route.
There was another blessing waiting on the other side of the mountain!
... no fountain.
As I said on FB, I joked with Lare that I would give him $100 if he would pose in the same archway as Edward, unbuttoning his shirt as Edward did. I had to pay up--isn't he fabulous? Total. Keeper. (Even though he doesn't sparkle,)
Hidden underground passageway like the one the Volturi used to skulk down to their palatial lair.
The archway Bella ran through during the parade to get to Edward in time ...
Today is a travel day stopping in Assisi overnight, crossing over the Appian mountains, which divide Italy. We stopped at a WWII war cemetery at Montecassino where many allied troops died trying to pass through a valley to get to Rome with Nazi soldiers firing at them from the mountaintop. Eventually, the allies who suffered great losses decided to bomb a 1,000 year old abbey called Montecassino. The abbey was rebuilt ...