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Today we are in Assisi, home of Saint Francis of Assisi. We visited the Basilica of St. Francis; an amazing piece of architecture, especially given the time it was built after St. Francis's death in the 1200s. They could never build this today. It is probably a good thing too since it would likely bankrupt the local citizenry. Maybe it did back …
... Colonel and I could not eat it all and only nibbled at the successive courses.The restaurant was beautifully presented but I must say I was underwhelmed by the truffles. In fact there was not that much of a taste at all. The restaurant was situated in a winding little cobbled street which we had to walk up to from the bus. Most of these villages are at least 800 years old some parts are from Roman times. The streets are curved and narrow with ...
... up everything to follow Christ. He ripped his clothes off in the marketplace and then covered himself with some rough sacking and tied it with a chord with three knots one for poverty, one for chastity and one for obedience. He was the first streaker that has been recorded. Who in their right mind would give up everything........ Nikki are you interested?? Anyway I am not too sure about the next bit and am a bit cloudy ...
The primary reason to go to Assisi is to pay homage to
St. Francis – most of the cobblestone streets and alleys lead to the basilica
of St. Francis, which is a multi-level church with outstanding frescoes. St. Francis is buried at the church as
well. As a result, it draws hordes of
tourists and worshippers.
As we were traveling in the bus to the TOP of Assisi, we
noticed quite ...
... top of the other, built in 13th century.All of the cathedrals we have seen have the story of Christ painted as past people couldn't read and could see the paintings and learn the bible.
It has got a bit cooler but we are in the mountains,we have the most beautiful view from our window from the mountain top town of Assisi over the valley.
We did manage to follow the State of Origin while on the coach there was quit a bit of friendly rivalry.
Tomorrow we will be in Venice