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... rather than religious aspect, of life for many Italians.
Having returned after a short while, and choosing not to follow the procession through the 14 'stations' (small 6ft tall crosses with a couple candles), Graham went out to catch a glimpse on his own. On his fast walk up the hill towards the cathedral he was stopped once for directions by a woman and her elderly mother (he did his best to point and say Duomo, and make excuses that he could ...
Tuesday dawned bright and sunny so we headed out early to catch the train to Assisi. An easy 40 minute ride on a commuter-style train brought us to the station in Assisi, far below the hill-town above. We caught a city bus (obviously the chief form of school transport for teenagers at this time of the morning) and got off near the city centre around 9am.
Assisi is a beautiful town. The multi-coloured limestone buildings rise up ...
... little Church of Santo Stefano and the magnificent, imposing Basilica of St. Francis. After a lovely meal, we fell into bed exhausted! All-in all, it was a glorious day. This morning we were up early to get the car back to Siena within the 24 hour rental period. We caught a morning bus to Florence which gave us time to eat lunch, do laundry, grocery shop and prepare for Dany and Maria's arrival about 4 ...
... sticks into Harry Potter wands and run about casting spells at each other.
Since the path brought us to the outskirts of town, we realized we were quite close to the UNESCO world heritage site -- the Basilica di San Salvatore. It had some interesting frescoes, but most impressive were the re-purposed Roman columns which made up the interior of the Basilica. We got into the church just a couple minutes before the afternoon shut down (most stores, churches and ...
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