Assisi is one of many hill towns located in the Umbria region. This is where St. Francis (1181 –1226).
one of most popular Saints, was born.
The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi is a massive church constructed in two levels. It was consecrated in 1253 and has always been a spiritual center for pilgrims. There has also been a noticeable increase of pilgrims and visitors to Assisi ever since the current Pope took the name Francis.
As J.J. and I were ready to board our train back to Roma, the midday sun had burned off the fog and the hill town of Assisi appeared like a vision.
While dining, we were treated to unexpected entertainment by the German choir group who suddenly burst into chorus at Petrolini Restaurant. This was a perfect ending to a perfect day in Italy!
Aloha -- Cathi