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... it is a fascinating place, one of the most visited places in Italy. Short history : this is the birthplace of St Francis and St Clare whose remains are in their respective churches on the property. Assisi is a walled city on top of a hill (in medieval times they were always at war with other cities so they created a wall to protect themselves). Just outside the wall there are two escalators (I know, really!) to help the millions of tourists get up the ...
... on industrial espionage !!! The history museum was unexpectedly very interesting, seeing a cocoa bean/nut educational, the smell of chocolate in the factory unbelievable and the "as much as you can eat chocolate buffett" a challenge that one had to face as best one could ..........Ahhhhh, Bellissimo !!!
The company has been making chocolate, pasta, biscuits and confectionery here since 1907. Perugina ...
... Assissi. Of course the home of St Francis of Assissi the town is lovely perched atop the mountain But the main attraction is the Upper and Lower cathedrals built for him that house his tomb. Seems they built a gorgeous gothic church but had more funds so built another Romanesque style one on top of it! Lots of priests and monks around ...
... metres above sea level. So most of the towns in this region were built high up in the hills. As a result Assisi and the fort itself have stunning 360 deg views of the Umbrian landscape, and would have been an imposing structure for an invading army. We climbed the two watch towers, which are connected by a 105 metre tunnel inside the wall, and standing at 500 metres above sea level, where I could easily see the horizon 40 kms away, the views were breathtaking. The ...
8am on the bus to Ravenna and Perugia (Umbria). Coffee break before Ravenna, lunch between Ravenna and Assisi (near the river on the Tiber river). Some free time in Ravenna shops etc. travelling through Umbria, lunch stop was home made tagliatelle. Stopped ...