Borgo di Bastia Creti
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... finery, complete with feathered covered hats. They played a number of songs and some they got locals into the middle of them to sing verses while they played the chorus vigorously. The old Italian ways continuing outside the first century Temple to Minerva (now a church). It was a fortuitous experience. A quick check of the plans tomorrow sees us on a 9.37 train to Rome with us arriving at about 1.30. Then we are out to dinner tomorrow night. How ...
The marmalade was a bonus and this morning P made himself his favourite, poached eggs with marmalade on the side.
When we finally leave Panicale, we will leave extra tubes of Vegemite with our "host, Katia" as a special gift from two Aussies to the next Aussies that stay. We all know, no other nationality would want it!! Assuming there are any left, that is?
Florence to Assisi An 8.15 booking to see Michaelangelo's statue of David has us in immediately with very few people in the place. A quiet viewing of some of his other sculptures brings us to the focal point of this building, built especially in the early 20th century to house the statue. He stands under a dome that allows enough light in to show him to advantage. He is enormous at 5.19m. He is magnificent. The white marble reveals the finesse of the work. ...
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.