Agriturismo Collina Dei Fagiani
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... that we’d never seen before. We also always try to make a visit to the church of St Claire. It is amazing to walk into a church that has such a strong, nurturing, warm sense of the feminine. While the church of St Francis has a very evident masculine feel to it, St Claire’s is the beautiful balance. Both churches are at opposite ends of Assisi and that gives the little town a feel of being in balance. Walking from one end to the other is a beautiful ...
... over Assisi from here. The hotel is owned and run by a family and has a lovely feel. I commented to Lara, who is at reception most, that I was surprised that it only has a two star rating and she explained that there are a number of requirements relating to the ratings system, including size. They have only 12 rooms. It isn't a modern, contemporary hotel, but has great character. The breakfasts have ...
... to wait around for two hours doing nothing so we headed back to Assisi. We had a roccioate (Italian strudel) and caffe latte at a lovely cafe we discovered yesterday and met a couple who run an online magazine called Inside the Vatican. Stimulating conversation about US politics and faith. Then walked up to Rocco Maggorie, the Roman fort which is the highest point in Assisi and is about 1500 years old. It is an imposing structure built to ...
... in front of which he was praying. The actual crucifix is now in the grand Santa Chiara basilica, but there is a very new looking replica at San Damiano. Like St Stephano's we felt this place had a presence and power that the larger shrines to St Francis lack. While the original small church is overshadowed by all the other buildings that have been built around and over it to celebrate its significance the original building is still intact. We sat for quite ...
... and great food. I have been asked several times by people who live here what changes I have noticed since I first visited in 1978. The biggest change I have noticed is the amount of traffic on Assisi streets. When walking I have to be careful as cars zip down these narrow streets quite quickly. Guess it's just part of Assisi living in the 21 st century, but it feels like a loss to me. We have thought a great deal about what makes Assisi such a special place. I was first attracted ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking