San Crispino Historical Mansion
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... to just walk in and book a bed in person. Unfortunately, I was not informed it was take advantage of tourists day. When I ask about booking one of the available beds the owner barely acknowledges me and tells me only private rooms left for 70€. I was already upset with my train experience and was not in the mood for this guy's nonsense. I sternly tell him I know you've got beds available for less than that. He continues to repeat "private room only, ...
... to see David, so head off to his queue. However, it's going to be 2 hrs in the blazing heat...couldn't do it. So linch instead. J keen for the inevitable pizza, so we decide to avoid the tourists & head off on our own. Found a market just clearing away, & checked a couple of restaurants before finding the ideal one! Pizzas were 4 euros! Not a tourist in sight either. Delicious pizzas too..
feeling much ...
We caught the camp "bus" (a 9seat Fiat van) to the town of Assisi, about 3km away, and thankfully, since it rises very steeply to the town itself which once again sits precariously atop a quite steep hill .
First call was to walk the steep road into the town and up to visit the Papal Basilica of St Francis, built 1228 - 1230 to commemorate St Francis of Assisi.
Now, this is a simply enormous edifice! It is just huge!
After leaving Cortona we slipped briefly out of Tuscany to visit nearby Assisi in the province of Perugia. Resting place for St Francis it was sombre to visit his tomb under the church there, however the rest of the town has been transformed into a religious tourist destination. What said it all was the carousel outside one of the churches that was adorned with religious motifs...note the Francescan monks in the background. ...
... we haven’t had very much gelato during our time in Italy but the gelato that we have had has almost all been better than the “World’s Best” that we tried here so we may need to speak with the governing body about having that sign taken down.
After wandering the town some more and seeing things come to life a bit (maybe we just entered on the wrong side or something) we realized that we may have a bit of a challenge in such a sleepy ...