Relais Villa Fornari Hotel Ristorante
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Today was a relative boring one, due to the 5 1/2 hours we had to spend on the bus. The usual stops for toilets or lunch continued as normal. When we finally arrived at Assisi we drove past the Santa Maria deli Angeli, the church at which St. Francis started his order of Monks and eventually died. We drove for a few more minutes ...
... got room keys & headed out to explore town.
Though the basilica, the ceiling was damaged in a 1997 earthquake, which killed 3 priests, the brown robes mean a senior friar following St Francis law, the grey robes mean junior friar, & the rules are not as strict. Walked down the hill then up the hill to the another chhurch in town, St Claire this has the Clarica nuns in residence.
... of St Francis' parents home.
Our journey in Assisi was coming to a close but not before we headed down the hill to Basilica de Santa Marie degli Angeli. This basilica contains a tiny church inside it that is said to be the place where St Francis prayed during his later years. Unfortunately mass was just beginning and we did not want to interrupt given our traveling backpacks were with us.
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... built 1230-1253., and decorated by the greatest painters of the 13th and 14th centuries. Giotto’s frescoes illustrate the life of St. Francis all along the nave of the upper church. The purpose of the art was to tell the stories of the Bible and of Saint Francis to the townspeople who could not read or write. With communication as the goal, the artists made the church into a giant picture book.
Bidding farewell to Paolo, ...
After leaving Cortona we slipped briefly out of Tuscany to visit nearby Assisi in the province of Perugia. Resting place for St Francis it was sombre to visit his tomb under the church there, however the rest of the town has been transformed into a religious tourist destination. What said it all was the carousel outside one of the churches that was adorned with religious motifs...note the Francescan monks in the background. ...