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Florence to Assisi 03 09 2015

sunny 29 °C
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Today we set off for Assisi but first went to Piazzal Michekangelo for great viw over Florence. As up early not many people and stalls. Another hot day but not so humid.

Great drive to Assisi a beautiful place. So clean with narrow streets. Very hilly as photos show. We visited the Basillica of St Francis with a guide but no photos onside. The walls have frescos on them showing the life of St Francis. Was a large church very high and was damaged by an earthquake in 1990s and restored however some frescos have not been. 30% of buildings were damaged in the earthquake

There is a new town built in the valley below where most people buy today but you can buy a villa in old Assisi for Eu 2000.per sq mtr the guide said. We went to the lower church then down under that to visit the tomb of Saint of St Francis. There were alot of tourists visiting (Spoke to Japanese/scottish/Brits/Americans) who are there on a pilgrimage.

There is an upper and lower town one before the basillica and once past going down. There over 5 million tourists a year. Felt at home went past a jeweller shop and there was a gecho between bracelets in the shop window.

Assisi is a place well worth going to.

Posted by Nors Stephens 01:24 Archived in Italy

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