Travel Blogs from Perugia
... The Basilica contains her remains. At the end of town is The Basilica of St. Francis. St. Francis was buried on this site in 1226. The church was started in 1228 and is considered the first gothic church in Italy. Inside is beautiful, with 28 frescoes lining the walls that show scenes from the life of Francis which he used to teach the Christian message, a mix of documented history and folk legend. The courtyard overlooks a 15th century cloister that houses ...
... olive oils, balsamic, truffle, cheese and meats. After this we drove up to the walls of Assisi and walked around and had dinner. We have a 4 hour tour scheduled for tomorrow with a friend of Letizia who is a tour guide. I've been reading about the Life of St. Francis, and I'm really looking forward to learning more about him. Look for more pictures and history of Assisi tomorrow. ...
Kevin got up early to go to the laundermat so we could do a little laundry. Thanks Kevin!! Had breakfast at the Trattoria owned by the same people as the hotel. It was a buffet with lots of choices. After breakfast we did a little shopping and then checked out. Off to ...
Had dinner in the square in the center of Montepulciano. It was a wonderful meal on a very pleasant night. So cool compared to Sorrento!!! After we walked back to our hotel and got some gelato on the way. Wouldn't want miss a day without ...
... We both had boar again and were as pleased as the previous night.
Never a dull moment, off to hear a trumpet recital. A group of americans were touring Italy and giving recitals. Why not. Didn't recognise anything but it didn't matter.
Home to our fabulous hotel. Not sure why they weren't busier, as it was a grand old building in a great location. A bit tired, but with an old world charm and service, and spotlessly clean.
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility