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Travel Blogs from Todi
This morning we drove up Mount Subasio. It was scary seeing such a big drop over the side, at one point we were 1,300m up. We we were actually in a cloud!! The view of Assisi from up there is amazing. We then stopped in Perugia. We saw the fountana maggiore which is said to hold the virgins wedding ring. It is made of pink and white stone, surrounded by carvings which is said to show the month ...
... s frescoes of vivid scenes of damnation and salvation. It's truly breathtaking. We were baffled at why such an outstanding church could be found in this small town. Well turns out it's all because of a cause of a blood-stained cloth. In the 1260s, a skeptical priest — who doubted that the bread used in communion was really the body of Christ — passed through Bolsena (a few miles from Orvieto) while on a pilgrimage to Rome. During Mass, the bread bled, staining a ...
... a nice, long while. We then found a playground and, like the adults we are, stated swinging on the swings and talking through the flower telephones. We were having a blast but soon had to leave for Rome. It was a beautiful and fun two hour stop on our road trip back to Rome.
This weekend was full of traveling, mountains, and beautiful views.
Spello is a gorgeous little medieval town surrounded by stone walls. It is on the side of a hill, about 30 minutes by train from Perugia.
My American friend and I met a Melbourne man at Spello station and spent the beautiful fine day exploring this picturesque town. Even the cobblestone streets are colourful!
Inside Chiesa di Santa ...
... and rosemary - YUM)
Strawberries with lemon and sugar
Crostini with prosciutto
Pasta with red/yellow/green pepperoni, tomato, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses
Toasted bruschetta with mozzarella and prosciutto
Sausages with fried potatoes
Insalata verdi (green)
Fresh fruit salad
Dinner for 8 (4 Italians, two Spanish, ...