Borgo San Faustino
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... much prettier than Clare) founded the Poor Clare sisters (we have a small group of them in Delray Beach). Her body is intact in a glass tomb in the church. St Francis' body is in his church but you can't see him (he is in a metal box protected because in the past, people wanted to get relics of his body. Interestingly enough he was baptized Giovanni and then changed his name to Francis when he gave up all his worldly goods to follow the church. He founded ...
... artisans, in family run fabrics (small factories) since the 1800s. Just a few doors from our apartment was an accordion artisan whose "factory" was attached to his house, manufacturing 300 accordions/year. When we then visited the largest factory in Castelfidardo, we were offered a tour. Different artisans, each a master on an individual component, were working away with their specialized tools. It takes 3-4 months to make an accordion, a complex set of hundreds ...
... Assissi. Of course the home of St Francis of Assissi the town is lovely perched atop the mountain But the main attraction is the Upper and Lower cathedrals built for him that house his tomb. Seems they built a gorgeous gothic church but had more funds so built another Romanesque style one on top of it! Lots of priests and monks around ...
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 ...
... metres above sea level. So most of the towns in this region were built high up in the hills. As a result Assisi and the fort itself have stunning 360 deg views of the Umbrian landscape, and would have been an imposing structure for an invading army. We climbed the two watch towers, which are connected by a 105 metre tunnel inside the wall, and standing at 500 metres above sea level, where I could easily see the horizon 40 kms away, the views were breathtaking. The ...