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Travel Blogs from Foligno
This morning we drove up Mount Subasio. It was scary seeing such a big drop over the side, at one point we were 1,300m up. We we were actually in a cloud!! The view of Assisi from up there is amazing. We then stopped in Perugia. We saw the fountana maggiore which is said to hold the virgins wedding ring. It is made of pink and white stone, surrounded by carvings which is said to show the month ...
... To get to Todi, you have to take an elevator-like lift from the ground up the mountain. Todi is very small and very medieval. We explored the cobblestone streets and found a gelato shop where we stooped and ate in front of a fountain. We then walked around for an hour exploring the ancient streets before sitting on the steps of a church taking in the ...
Spello is a gorgeous little medieval town surrounded by stone walls. It is on the side of a hill, about 30 minutes by train from Perugia.
My American friend and I met a Melbourne man at Spello station and spent the beautiful fine day exploring this picturesque town. Even the cobblestone streets are colourful!
Inside Chiesa di Santa ...
... br> Strawberries and cream
Wide ribbon pasta with Cinque Terre pesto - the family had a tomato and tuna sugo (I'm not keen on tuna)
Fennel with mozzarella and butter, and a vegetable dish similar to ratatouille: zucchini, pepperoni (a huge dark red capsicum) and eggplant
Strawberries, cream and sugared donuts
Gnocchi with tomato sugo
Sausage with tomato
... up the mountainside into Assisi.
Sadly it was raining, but we trudged through our two hour tour of many of the churches, frescoes, and mountain/hill views of this old city in the mountains. The views were beautiful and the town was very Medieval in its design. Our tour guide was excellent and showed us many churches, including the one built on St. Francis's home. We even got lunch before heading to our next stop for the weekend, ...