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There was so much packing to do, as you can imagine, we have collected a few things along the way, Laurie made me dispense with a few things since I have had a little retail therapy! All is good though and we managed to squeeze everything in. Gea, our landlord, came around for a farewell drink, after she left we went into "Antica Enoteca" in via della Croce near the Spanish Steps for a pasta and a bottle of Nero d'Avola, yum, an early night, we have a big day ...
... the vanities of the secular life. She founded a religious order commonly called the Poor Clares, philosophically in line with the Franciscans. We also visited the church dedicated to her -- the Basilica di Santa Chiara. This church has a beautiful facade of white and pink limestone with striking rosette windows. It also contains the Byzantine style cross which, according to legend, spoke to St. Francis. This unique cross design ...
Yesterday morning we rented a car and drove through the rolling hills of Tuscany into Umbria and the charming town of Assisi. In the year 1200, a simple friar from Assisi countered the decadence of Church government, and society in general, with a powerful message of non-materialism. Francis forsook his wealthy family and taught by example, living a life without worldly goods and aiming to love all ...
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Tuscany here I come.
Perhaps one of the most attractive areas in Italy. Cruising roads through quaint villages along vineyards busting with grapes; the sweet fragrance of the many fruit trees is in the air.
Children licking gelati in the streets and old men sipping their espressos on the benches in front of their local trattoria.
The pace is definitely a lot slower in this part of the world.
I won't say much more and let the pictures tell the ...