Hotel La Lanterna
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Assisi. Spilling down the mountain from the ruined castle; each little lane way a delight to discover. I could easily stay here a week.
We parked the car at the bottom of the hill and walked all the way up to the top of town to start our sight seeing adventures. The maze of alley ways or viccolos of Assisi are decorated with flowers at …
Off to Perugia - 2 reasons, not that we needed any really, as Perugia is a stunning city in itself.
1. We had been summonsed by the Immigration Questura (Police) to attend yet another appt for our visa's.
2. Perugia is home to Perugino chocolates, maker of the famous "Baci" chocolate kiss.
If you want stay in Italy any longer than 3 months legally, you need a residency visa. As ...
... We do not disagree. Unfortunately for us they were engaged in restorative work on the exterior front. The inside was pristine. The church is rich with paintings and frescoes. In fact Mike (aka Michelangelo) reviewed the ceiling and wall art before painting the Sistine Chapel. Bird is also especially impressed with the alternating black and white stone work. Rather surprising they could build such a structure in a fairly out of the way place during the middle ...
... look great in our Cucina in Perth !!
As it turned out we opted not to try and find Casa Bramasole, as it is outside of the walls of Cortona and we had really had a lovely day anyway.
I just popped some pics into the blog instead, that I "borrowed" from some other "tourists"!!!
A Bella giornata ( beautiful day ).......Enjoy the pics ...... R&N
... and is still done by hand grinding /milling the olives between two huge stones to extract the oil . Very traditional. He was still waiting to pick his olives as he felt they weren't quite ready yet , so unfortunately we didn't see a press happening . His mill was amazing, lots of terracotta storage barrels in a deep underground cellar . Spotlessly clean , just waiting for those gorgeous green olives to start rolling in this year.