Castello di Monterone
Travel Blogs from Perugia
After a quick overnight stay in Florence we set the GPS for our next location, Perugia . Remember yesterday I said I was excited by the prospect of seeing the road race, well today I am frustrated by the road race. We are trying to make our way to the Autostrada south. The lady in the lady GPS is doing a wonderful job of directing us. That is until …
... so peaceful and beautiful, I can see why St. Francis liked it. We walked through the walled city, up many side streets with beautiful flowers and many stairs. I should have some nice looking calves when we return! We visited the Basilica of St. Clare, built in 1265. It is dedicated to Clare, who was a friend of St. Francis and wanted to follow in his life of obedience to Christ, poverty and chastity. She set up a convent nearby with many followers known as the ...
Today we had a cooking class at our bed and breakfast in Assisi. Letizia was a great teacher and cook. We were also joined by another guest from England. We made a lentil, tomato and mozzarella salad, a spinach fritatta, stringozzi pasta, and limoncello melon panacotta for desert. It was all tradition Umbrian food, and she did a wonderful job teaching us the different techniques in ...
... Assisi, about 3 hours north. We stopped for lunch in Spoletto, home to a summer music festival. We are staying in a lovely bed and breakfast about 5 miles from Assisi, with incredible views of the town. After resting a few hours, we're now off to have dinner and explore the town. Looking forward to a cooking class tomorrow with the owner of our bed and breakfast. ...
... through the streets before returning to the cathedral.
The cathedral is striking with its side walls of layered white travertine and greenish black basalt. However, it is the facade that is considered a masterpiece and dominates the piazza. Stone seats built along the wall of the palazzo opposite allow you to sit and marvel. Initially, you are just amazed by the complexity of the work, and as your eyes grow used to the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility