Thursday, March 18, 2010


Okay, back to March 9, 2005 -  I'm still in the "reliving my Italy trip" mood, so here's a post on Assisi.  Now, Assisi, a small town of only about 3,000 inhabitants (with tens of thousands of tourists) was one of my favorite spots of the whole trip.  It sits in the hills at about 1,300 feet, and is famous as being the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy. This is the Basilica de San Francesco, the inside walls of which are covered with beautiful frescoes of his life, done by Giotto.  The town has Roman ruins and winding medieval streets, and I fell in love.  
I hung out my hotel window in the last light of the day to take this photo.

 The tan colored awning was the entrance to our hotel, the green ones led to the restaurant and bar.  I loved the winding streets that haven't changed much since medieval times.  And I was fascinated by the different doors on the buildings.......but that's my next post.  Come walk the quiet streets with me on this cool morning, five years ago...........

I need to go back with a better camera.  And I need to go back for the peace and quiet and unhurried life.

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