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... parking bays for stops and pictures...for this view was spectacular.
It's a clear day, we leave the car and there before us, in all her glory is Mt. Vesuvius. The first time I have seen her not enveloped in cloud. She was showing off, well and truly. Laying at her base and spread as far on this side as you could see, is Naples and surrounds. I hope the pictures capture the sense of beauty. We were indeed blessed.
Then back in the car and ...
Assisi Off to the Basilica of St Francis for mass in English. We get there early and have time to go and ask for a Mass to be said for the Quirk Family. Mass is downstairs under the Basilica and we are there ten minutes before 9 so we get a seat. Nuns abound in the congregation, we get two in our seat. The organ starts on cue just before mass is due to begin, the stage is set for a beautiful experience. The ceiling is cross vaulted, decorated ...
Today began early with a 5am wake up call. We were packed, boarded, and on the road by 6:30 headed to Assisi. A three hour nap later we arrived in the beautifully peaceful city. Late morning we had tours of St. Francis church ending at his tomb. After we spent some time there we headed to the hotel to check in and get lunch. Italians eat a lot of carbs, which don't fill you up for very long, so by the time we say down to lunch I was starving. I had some ...
Tuesday 4 November 2014
A Big Day in Panicale....for two reasons!
Firstly, I visited Mara, the ladies hairdresser in the piazza. Thought I wanted regrowth and trim?
Picture shows new Sue back in the piazza enjoying morning coffee. I put it down to "lost in translation", ah, it's Italy!
I must say it was definitely the "quietest" visit to a ladies hairdresser I have ever experienced.
Mara speaks no English ...
... salami. Amazing taste. Out of this world! So I say, ok, I'll take that one please, thinking we'd eat in tonight and just have a platter of bits. She wraps it up and says 18 euro please. I'm stunned, but too embarrassed to say 'are you insane??, you want $30 bucks for a salami???
Cold bits we had indeed....two nights in a row.
Day three - wet, wet, wet. So we decide to venture of to the capitol of Umbria - Perigia. It is a lot bigger of course than Spello ...