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Travel Blogs from Passignano Sul Trasimeno
Day 9: Assisi (The Life of a Saint, that inspired a Holy Father)
Today is a very special day, as we will spend a full day
touring the home of the Saint that inspired our Holy Father. Pope
Francis chose his name in admiration of the Saint of Nature and Servant
to the Poor. Known for being a humble man himself, Pope Francis spent
most of his life denying the luxuries of ...
... tiny peas) and tomato
Meatloaf (beef) and fried potatoes
Insalata with fennel, cos lettuce, olive oil and citrus (?grapefruit)
Two torte - one with cream and pastry, the other a cream cake
We toasted the birthday boy "Chin chin" with Proscetto and drank red wine with our meal. Some had a Venezuelan rum (neat) to finish off with. It was a very pleasant evening and the family made me feel very welcome. Grazie mille.
... the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Sisters, which later became the Order of Poor ...
Biggest downer of the day was that I lost my phone for about three hours, but someone was looking out for me because someone in the group behind us found it and gave it to the ISA leaders! Phew! Saint Catharine is the patron saint of television because she had so many vision so it is the ...
... but it is crazy to think that they were able to build this enormous of a building in the 15th century. All in all, both chapels were very ornate and cool. The people of this town surely treasured San Francesco and all he did.
For the afternoon, we were given a little time to explore. We opened up this expedition by getting lost…multiple times. All the streets looked the same. Then, we finally found one of our professors ...