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... hand-holds once were that would allow you to remove these large stone squares from the floor, and inevitable deposit something (likely someone) underneath.
In the evening, there was a Good Friday Procession which started from a church on the Piazza Garibaldi and would make its way up to the Duomo. It was to begin at 9pm, so with Lachlan in full fever mode, Sally ventured out with Veda and Garrett to check it out. It did not prove to be a dramatic ...
... in the souvenir shops.
As with so many of our adventures, the religious and secular sites intersect in odd and surprising ways. Outside the Basilica di San Chiara, we came across an old-fashioned carousel, so for a couple of euros, we all got on and had a ride. Except photographer Graham -- someone had to document riding a 19th century carousel in a medieval town in front a church build in the 13th century!
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 ...
We had intended to head to Assisi this morning. We woke up early only to find a new forecast -- overcast and rainy. So tomorrow to Assisi. That is the luxury of a two week stay; no schedule except the one we craft as we go.
So what to do today? Up early, and decent skies in Spoleto, we chose a hike. We took the moving escalator up the hillside to our starting point by the 13th Century Rocca (castle). We crossed the Ponte delle Torri (a bridge and aqueduct that spans ...
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