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... we set out to the Modern Art Gallery. Spoleto is renown for its summer arts festival which began in the mid 1960s. Spoleto, while a medieval hill town, is littered with modern sculpture throughout -- included a particularly large sculpture by Alexander Calder right in front of the train station. Smaller sculptures are located throughout the town, and the local gallery has a quality collection of sculpture and artwork.
We had a meal out that night at ...
... a ministry based on peace, simplicity and kindness.
So, when St. Francis died in 1226, he asked his followers to refrain from building ornate, excessive monuments to his memory. This request was clearly ignored, and the city has a vast number of churches, statues, monuments all commemorating the life and work of St. Francis. Based on the number of tourist groups and cheesy souvenirs shops, the veneration of St. Francis ...
... little Church of Santo Stefano and the magnificent, imposing Basilica of St. Francis. After a lovely meal, we fell into bed exhausted! All-in all, it was a glorious day. This morning we were up early to get the car back to Siena within the 24 hour rental period. We caught a morning bus to Florence which gave us time to eat lunch, do laundry, grocery shop and prepare for Dany and Maria's arrival about 4 ...
We had intended to head to Assisi this morning. We woke up early only to find a new forecast -- overcast and rainy. So tomorrow to Assisi. That is the luxury of a two week stay; no schedule except the one we craft as we go.
So what to do today? Up early, and decent skies in Spoleto, we chose a hike. We took the moving escalator up the hillside to our starting point by the 13th Century Rocca (castle). We crossed the Ponte delle Torri (a bridge and aqueduct that spans ...
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