Country House Villa Rey
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Side note: It seems as I will always be a day (hopefully) not two days behind posting because I am at the mercy of the hotel wifi, which was not working last night so i am trying to hurry up and post this before we leave today on our next excursion. The other tech job is that I purchased a new very small NIkon camera (Thanks for the help Kate Christian) and it uses wifi to upload the pictures to my phone or ipad. So again without wifi I cannot upload the pictures. So ...
... Assissi. Of course the home of St Francis of Assissi the town is lovely perched atop the mountain But the main attraction is the Upper and Lower cathedrals built for him that house his tomb. Seems they built a gorgeous gothic church but had more funds so built another Romanesque style one on top of it! Lots of priests and monks around ...
So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
... train to the Assisi station, then a bus where we disembarked at the edge of town because the bus driver had picked up so many passengers we were squeezed in like sardines and it was quite uncomfortable. Phil read that Assisi has about 4 million tourists a year, and I could believe that as we walked the narrow streets, passing souvenir shop after souvenir shop. And cafes and osterios and ristorantes. You would never die of starvation here, nor want for a crucifix or a set ...
... met Anna at Also's bar in Panicale ,where I must admit we have spent a LOT of time. She wanted to invite some "locals" to meet her latest guests ,and she felt we had been in Panicale so long that we qualified !!! We had a great evening with some "real" locals ( Pasquale, Marco&Valeria, Fabio&Emma) and her guests from St Louis, Missouri. fabulous four course Umbrian meal prepared by her cook , a local Nonna - Bellissimo !!! ...