Relais Villa Valentini
Travel Blogs from San Venanzo
... preferring to live in
simplicity and humility. Following breakfast, we will begin a tour of
Assisi. Visit the tomb of St Francis. Explore the quaint hilltop
birthplace of St Francis that still retains something of the atmosphere
of the early 1200s, the period when St Francis began his ministry.
Contained within the huge 13th-century Basilica are many of the saint's ...
... 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 ...
... We also went to see a few different churches around the city, including the church that St. Francis worshipped at, ten the church that was dedicated to St. Francis which unfortunately you could not take pictures of the inside. The stained glass windows was absolutely beautiful to look ...
... later on. To reiterate how fresh the food was......we found a live snail in our basil while adding it to the pizza. We had a cooking class and made gnocchi, margarita pizza, snail bread, mousse, and rice with mushrooms and sausage.
The rest of the trip was trying to walk off all the food. We had at least 12 meals in 2 days. While in Orvieto we also did ...