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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 …
... think of if I were to identify a building that would be the symbol of humanity. When I stand in its shadow I am overwhelmed, uplifted, saddened, quieted and comforted all at the same time. It is the vision of all that is beautiful; the taste of all that is sweet; the feel of all that is comforting; the sound of all that is harmonious; the odor of all that is holy in humanity. Perhaps I love that it makes me think so positively of us as a human ...
... more than ample, but most of all it has been the feel of the place we have loved, to use an Australianism from our iconic movie,The Castle, 'the vibe'. Assisi changes every day. Wherever you look there is something else beautiful and captivating. There is an intangible quality that makes a stay not just enjoyable, but incredibly memorable and makes you want to return. I haven't left yet ...
... you have gone all the way to a church like Santa Maria the doors will be closed for siesta no matter what. So we were in the church, which is apparently the tenth largest church building on the planet, listening to an audio commentary when a staff member told us we had to leave as they were closing up. We had just sighted the Portincula and were about to go and have a closer look but had to vacate in a hurry. The church was closed until 2.30 and we ...
... and glass of wine. One of the things we have been trying to do here is to stop, to listen and to slow down. This is why we decided to spend a week in Assisi and not rush from tourist spot to tourist spot. We have valued getting to know some locals and a little more Italian. Tonight we ate at a lovely restaurant and had truffles (the mushroom not chocolate kind) for dinner. One of the effects of slowing down is having lots more time to talk, which has been ...
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