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... were tasty as expected, and the ossobuco and risotto Milanese was also a hit.
By now it was pushing 10pm, and it was time to head back. Kristi took Alex back (he needed sleep), and the rest of us went to see the duomo before heading back to bed. The cathedral of Florence is the 3rd largest church in the world, and again, it really isn’t possible for me to describe the scale of the building, but I think I may have to pick up a ...
... 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 ...
... we found Assisi to be a peaceful and spiritual place. Although written 800 years ago, the words of St. Francis' prayer continue to be relevant and worthy of reflection....
"Make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy....."
... After finding our Bed and Breakfast at the top of the hill, we began walking down the hill enjoying the sites as we ambled by. From the Piazza Matteotti we walked to the Roman Amphitheater, the stones of which have long been absorbed into the medieval architecture. The view from town to the valley below is called "The Green Heart of Italy" and it's beauty is simply beyond description! We visited ...
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 ...