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Assisi Off to the Basilica of St Francis for mass in English. We get there early and have time to go and ask for a Mass to be said for the Quirk Family. Mass is downstairs under the Basilica and we are there ten minutes before 9 so we get a seat. Nuns abound in the congregation, we get two in our seat. The organ starts on cue just before mass is due to begin, the stage is set for a beautiful experience. The ceiling is cross vaulted, decorated ...
The marmalade was a bonus and this morning P made himself his favourite, poached eggs with marmalade on the side.
When we finally leave Panicale, we will leave extra tubes of Vegemite with our "host, Katia" as a special gift from two Aussies to the next Aussies that stay. We all know, no other nationality would want it!! Assuming there are any left, that is?
... the hillsides in beautiful hues. We arrive at Assisi station and catch a local bus the 5 km up in the hills to where the Monastery of St Francis is along with our accommodation Hotel Roma on Piazza della Santi Chiara. I scooped the pools and won big time. This hotel has spectacular views overlooking Chiara's piazza, over the half pipe terra cotta roofs to the plains below. We are on the third floor and the bonus is that it has a lift. The view, the ...
... best pasta. After our meal I joined the group walking up to St. Francis' hermitage. I spent some time up there and walked around through the woods before heading back down to town. I made it in just as it started to get dark and walked around some of the little shops before they close. It's been such a long day that I opted for a shower and nap before dinner. I'm so exhausted I'm opting for watching some movie and then bed. Buona note e baci dalla ...
... intention. Aldo confirmed that Italy remembers end of First War on 4th November and hence the service.
Like at home, each child read some lines from a prearranged script, showing their respect and the whole service was over in about twenty minutes. Shaking of hands, Italian kisses for each young school girl, one on each cheek, by Mayor, then they dispersed.
We just happened to be there, it was lovely.