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Friday 14 November 2014
This morning, all packed and breakfast finished we leave our hotel for the brief and last drive down the road to the piazza of Amalfi and then home (Panicale).
One final look, this time to visit the Cathedral sitting right in the piazza. This was our first chance as we had been away touring each day here and the Cathedral was closed each evening.
It was a beautiful day and promised a great trip home (back ...
... there are candles that you can make an offering for as you take the candle. When you get in front of the tomb, there are baskets for you to place the candles in. They are not to be lit but they say they will be lit and offered. Sounds like a rort to me. I bet one of the monasteries uses them to cook their meals or to make coffee with. Given the Italian devotions and preference to this sort of thing, St Francis could be a major contributor to ...
Today began early with a 5am wake up call. We were packed, boarded, and on the road by 6:30 headed to Assisi. A three hour nap later we arrived in the beautifully peaceful city. Late morning we had tours of St. Francis church ending at his tomb. After we spent some time there we headed to the hotel to check in and get lunch. Italians eat a lot of carbs, which don't fill you up for very long, so by the time we say down to lunch I was starving. I had some ...
... intention. Aldo confirmed that Italy remembers end of First War on 4th November and hence the service.
Like at home, each child read some lines from a prearranged script, showing their respect and the whole service was over in about twenty minutes. Shaking of hands, Italian kisses for each young school girl, one on each cheek, by Mayor, then they dispersed.
We just happened to be there, it was lovely.
... salami. Amazing taste. Out of this world! So I say, ok, I'll take that one please, thinking we'd eat in tonight and just have a platter of bits. She wraps it up and says 18 euro please. I'm stunned, but too embarrassed to say 'are you insane??, you want $30 bucks for a salami???
Cold bits we had indeed....two nights in a row.
Day three - wet, wet, wet. So we decide to venture of to the capitol of Umbria - Perigia. It is a lot bigger of course than Spello ...