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... English), and then stopped again by an older nun who asked how far the procession was away from the station which was located outside her doorway (or at least that is what Graham thinks she was asking). Again he did his best to excuse the language barrier and convey what little he could. Realizing that he had easily beat the procession to the Duomo, he set off up toward the Rocca to take some night shots of the Ponte delle Torri. Back at the Duomo, ...
... we found Assisi to be a peaceful and spiritual place. Although written 800 years ago, the words of St. Francis' prayer continue to be relevant and worthy of reflection....
"Make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy....."
... of San Rufino, which is named for Assisi's patron saint who was the town's first bishop. We marveled at the medieval architecture--various elevations of arches, tunnels and cobbled streets that look like a movie set! We saw the Basilica of St. Clare who was a devoted follower of Francis. We viewed the Roman Temple of Minerva which was converted to a Christian Church in the ninth century. We loved ...
... sticks into Harry Potter wands and run about casting spells at each other.
Since the path brought us to the outskirts of town, we realized we were quite close to the UNESCO world heritage site -- the Basilica di San Salvatore. It had some interesting frescoes, but most impressive were the re-purposed Roman columns which made up the interior of the Basilica. We got into the church just a couple minutes before the afternoon shut down (most stores, churches and ...
... such a popular one? In the end, the passenger traffic thinned out as we made our way to Spoleto, and we arrived to some rain about 16:00.
We were met by one of our hosts who quickly gave us the lay of the land and a ride up from the station. Then as per usual we had the unpack, find a grocery store, regroup, meal and a brief explore. The city seems like much more of a maze than Rome was. Hopefully all these medieval back alleys will seem second nature soon enough.