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... a church, there are two basilicas, an upper which is bigger & brighter with frescos on the wall depicting St Francis's life then the lower basilica which has the tomb of St Francis., he was born here in 1128, known as a poet, he formed the Franciscan order. The town feels a little like it is frozen in the middle ages, got off the bus and walked up the hill to our hotel, St Francesco hotel directly opposite ...
Greetings from Assisi!
Sunday morning in Assisi gave us the opportunity for us to attend mass at the Basilica of St. Francis. However, before that Kirk greeted the sun on his 12 mile run down the hill and into some of the surrounding area below. Marathon training doesn't stop for a trip to Europe! The rest of us slept a little bit longer.
But I'm getting a head of myself. When I asked the guys (since ...
While the students and Lynn had the opportunity to enjoy a few days with an Italian Family, the rest of us (Michele, Arlene, Felipe, and I) spent some quality time at the local Holiday Inn Express in Foligno. After having breakfast, we had a lazy day and eventually went into the city center for some lunch. We found a fabulous seafood restaurant where I ended up having some pasta in a tomato sauce ...
We caught the camp "bus" (a 9seat Fiat van) to the town of Assisi, about 3km away, and thankfully, since it rises very steeply to the town itself which once again sits precariously atop a quite steep hill .
First call was to walk the steep road into the town and up to visit the Papal Basilica of St Francis, built 1228 - 1230 to commemorate St Francis of Assisi.
Now, this is a simply enormous edifice! It is just huge!
It’s hard to say “arrivederci” to Florence, but the countryside beckons as we depart for Umbria. So it’s back to the Hertz spot in Florence to rent another car for our last road trip in Italy.
We drive to Assisi, built on the steep hillside of Mount Subasio, and home of Saint Francis. We meet our guide Paolo Sperini, who provides an informative and spirited private tour of Assisi. The town was ...