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Travel Blogs from Assisi
Day 1-25-07-08 We started our day early at 8:00 with a visit to the Uffizi Gallery. We spent a couple of quick hours there. So much to see. There are works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Giotto and numerous other famous people. Jill enjoyed the different depictions of Adam and Eve. She didn't realize how different each artist's interpretations were. She …
Assisi May 2 to 4th Hotel Umbra was great down a side alley opening into a lovely garden. Great view over hills and tiled rooftops. Spent the afternoon with Avril and George (Marlene's sister and brother-in-law)
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.
... her death. The 19th-century Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was also born in Assisi.
Such a beautiful place to ...