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... in my adventures during this trip. In addition to a day trip to Assisi I also made it to Orvieto. Paul really likes the church of St Francis so it was nice to be able to make that trip with him. I’ve always felt a powerful, peaceful presence in that church and particularly so this time around. Meditating at the tomb of St Francis is a grounding experience. I can only imagine that the Buddist principle of being in the now is pretty close to what ...
... 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 ...
... We walked around it and looked at the magnificent views, but decided not to pay the 5 Euro each to go inside as it warned anyone suffering from vertigo or claustrophobia to give it a miss. Then off to a wonderful shoe shop we found to buy more Italian shoes and home to the balcony to sip wine and watch the sunset. Capped off a wonderful day with dinner with Paul and Anita Duffett, who are here at the Anglican church in Assisi doing a locum for three months. ...
... 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 ...
... walk, but didn't expect it to be uphill all the way and quite stony. In the end we walked for five hours, pretty much non-stop. Walked back down the road which was much easier. We are getting very fit. Back in Assisi we managed to find a lovely cake shop and delicious cake and coffee. Boy did we have aching legs, but instead of setting ourselves a series of tasks each day or things to see we have been trying to wander and discover the joys of this amazing place. We have been working ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility