Residenza San Pietro Sopra Le Acque
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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... it is a fascinating place, one of the most visited places in Italy. Short history : this is the birthplace of St Francis and St Clare whose remains are in their respective churches on the property. Assisi is a walled city on top of a hill (in medieval times they were always at war with other cities so they created a wall to protect themselves). Just outside the wall there are two escalators (I know, really!) to help the millions of tourists get up the ...
We stopped first in Ravenna today to see its ceramics and the tomb of Dante. The ceramics were nice but having seen the Blue Mosque eand Hagia Sofia in Istanbul I wasn't too impressed. Supposedly Cole Porter was inspired to write Night and Day while there. We then drive hrough the mountains and then Umbria for another two hours to ...
So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
Day 69 (Monday 19 Oct) Florence to Spello Train travel is becoming routine now, so I'll skip that part and go to where we arrive in Spello, a relatively small town in the Umbrian hills, early in the afternoon.. Michelle had organised this accommodation and had accepted the invitation by our host to pick us up at the railway station. So we walk around to the car park and find our host waiting for us.......in her two door Mercedes........with the car boot full of her stuff. ...
... the church still had some frescos hanging on.
Greccio is an old historic village with some semblance of its ancient history but with a modern twist, very different from Labro. There is a large open town square surrounded by hotels, cafes and houses. There is so much religious symbolism, of which most is quite tacky.
Had a really fun dinner with our Canadian counterparts, and again Kim had too much ...