Hotel San Rufino
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... in for some "hair raising" moments. My learning to drive on a manual has paid dividend so many times. Skills you obviously don't loose as it has been years since I have driven a manual. This dear little Fiat has performed magnificently, taking the "double-shuffles" in its wake!
Phillip did enjoy the spectacular views and it was a great decision to take that route.
There was another blessing waiting on the other side of the mountain!
... We join the throng filing around the tomb. It is a simple stone sarcophagus set in on open column with a simple iron grate above and below it set on a modest pile of concreted rocks. There is a simple altar in front of and below the sarcophagus. It looks like this simple, humble man's life has been respected and honoured in his death. You walk around the column in which tomb is kept. It has iron grates keeping the stone safe. People are ...
Today began early with a 5am wake up call. We were packed, boarded, and on the road by 6:30 headed to Assisi. A three hour nap later we arrived in the beautifully peaceful city. Late morning we had tours of St. Francis church ending at his tomb. After we spent some time there we headed to the hotel to check in and get lunch. Italians eat a lot of carbs, which don't fill you up for very long, so by the time we say down to lunch I was starving. I had some ...
Tuesday 4 November 2014
A Big Day in Panicale....for two reasons!
Firstly, I visited Mara, the ladies hairdresser in the piazza. Thought I wanted regrowth and trim?
Picture shows new Sue back in the piazza enjoying morning coffee. I put it down to "lost in translation", ah, it's Italy!
I must say it was definitely the "quietest" visit to a ladies hairdresser I have ever experienced.
Mara speaks no English ...
... two, a little wet and dreary, we decided to walk up to the next town (a pleasant hour or so's walk said the tourist brochure. Hour's walk my **** (although, the **** is very grateful now for the complete work-out) - 3 hours and 8.5 klms later.....we actually had to flag down a bloke and beg for a lift back. Luckily Paul from Holland in his convertible BWM was most accommodating (or felt sorry the two hobos he found on the street) as the entire village on our arrival was closed. ...