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... preferring to live in
simplicity and humility. Following breakfast, we will begin a tour of
Assisi. Visit the tomb of St Francis. Explore the quaint hilltop
birthplace of St Francis that still retains something of the atmosphere
of the early 1200s, the period when St Francis began his ministry.
Contained within the huge 13th-century Basilica are many of the saint's ...
... 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.
... the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Sisters, which later became the Order of Poor ...
... We also went to see a few different churches around the city, including the church that St. Francis worshipped at, ten the church that was dedicated to St. Francis which unfortunately you could not take pictures of the inside. The stained glass windows was absolutely beautiful to look ...
Assisi was another quaint little Italian town. We arrived fairly early in the morning and walked through the town to the Basilica di San Francesco. The town was so quite and peaceful at this time and the scenery was perfect. It was a bit cold, but the sun was shining bright and kept us warm. With all the rain we had during the first week, it was great to finally soak in the sunlight and warmth.
The Basilica di San Francesco was ...