Hotel Benessere Villa Fiorita
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... as a strong fever. He rallied enough for us to take a walk and finally check out the inside of the Duomo. While we had passed through the square many times, we had not ventured inside. While decorated with many frescoes it was not an overly ornate cathedral. What was perhaps most intriguing were the numbered squares in the floor which were obviously used at one point, as subterranean crypts. While the rings are now removed, you could still make out ...
... long they have contained it has made for some interesting discussions. Of even greater interest was the reliquary section of the crypt which displayed several robes worn by St. Francis, prayer books and some of his original writings. Also on display were the robes and box full of hair clippings of St.Clare (Santa Chiara), a contemporary of St. Francis who had her hair cut by him when she dedicated her life to service to signify ...
... of San Rufino, which is named for Assisi's patron saint who was the town's first bishop. We marveled at the medieval architecture--various elevations of arches, tunnels and cobbled streets that look like a movie set! We saw the Basilica of St. Clare who was a devoted follower of Francis. We viewed the Roman Temple of Minerva which was converted to a Christian Church in the ninth century. We loved ...
... sites close for about 3 hours from 12 to 3, or 1 to 4). After a look inside, we explored the cemetery. From an outsiders perspective, it looks like a little village. It is a vast collection of family crypts in the shapes of houses, churches (one was even a pyramid) that all stand anywhere from 10 to 20 feet tall. It was fascinating, though you feel a bit like a trespasser in this cemetery which is both hundreds of years old, but also still used today.
The afternoon ...
Went on a one day pilgrimage with my school to Assisi to learn about the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Another beautiful town. I got to see where St. Francis was buried as well as the cross he was praying to when he decided to become a saint. I was not able to take pictures ...