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... and yes, more ice cream.), then went to an old roman ampitheater (like the colosseum but much, much smaller.). It was the ruins of an ampitheater that could seat 6000 people. And that was a small one! It was a semi circle built of stone, with a modern wooden stage, and lots of grass. We had a look around there, at all the stonework and the artifacts. We then went back to the car, and drove to Umbertide ...
We had a leisurely start to the day and left Florence around 10.30 am with GPS set for Perugia . One small problem, the roads were blocked off for the World Road cycling time trials . So we went around in circles for about 1 hour then parked Nd rethought our plan to get out. We ...
... to our room and, got dry, then hung around with Lily and Ellie, then we went on a walk. We walked down The White Road, to an 'abandoned village'. When we got there, we figured out that someone actually lived there (we think!) so we started to walk back up the road, in 25-30 degree heat. Mum decided to take a 'short cut' up a grassy hill, (with bees and wasps everywhere!) ...
... then 'got settled' into the bottom floor of an amazing old stone villa. Okay, let me try describe the villa to you: it's a stone farmhouse with big thick stone walls. Big wooden beams, looking like they're the trunks of trees cross the ceiling. Crickets chirp all evening, until you turn out the lights, lizards scamper across flagstone courtyard's and paths. 4 dogs come up to your table and make puppy eyes at you while you're ...
... the mountain. We got a tour of the Basilica of Saint Francis, which is a 2 story church covered in beautiful frescoes. We visited Francis' tomb which is something I'll never forget for it's holiness. Then we went up to the upper Basilica to see the lightness and airiness of its frescoes. It really is an amazing Basilica, but unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures inside. Our tour guide was a bit smelly too, which we all assumed was because they live in such ...
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