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The hotel gave us "impeccable" directions to our next destination, Todi, which was about 45 minutes east of Orvieto. I could see now what I did not see then, so I made yet another wrong turn. Heading south out of Orvieto the road goes in three directions, one south, one east northeast towards Todi, and one around to connect to the autostrade, and I …
Who was St Paul, and why did they build such a big church for him, but only after he died? He never really got to appreciate it. And did he really want everything associated with him painted in gold leaf, when silverfrost would have been nearly as good but a lot cheaper. Outside every church, includingf St Peter's own, there are beggars prostrating …
... and a series of frescoes depicting his life. You may kneel
before the crucifix from which Jesus spoke to St Francis, asking him to
rebuild His church. It was in St Mary of the Angels Basilica where St
Francis spent most of his life. Here we visit the Chapel, Portiuncola,
the rose bush, and the cave where the saint retired for prayer. Stroll
the medieval streets of the ...
... to let someone drive out. Phew!
We had a lovely family dinner as it was one of their son's birthdays. There were 12 of us, including three grandchildren. The long table was beautifully set and there were multiple plates (stacked neatly on top of each other), glasses and cutlery on the table. The menu in order was:
Tre fomaggio - plaited mozzarella, pecan cheese, plus one other cheese
Pasta (wide ribbons) with radish
Pasta (tubes) ...
... her death. The 19th-century Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was also born in Assisi.
Such a beautiful place to ...