Assisi

Assisi is known, primarily, for being where St. Francis of Assisi is from. He was born into a wealthy family in 1181, but rejected his inheritance and started a Franciscan order of priests. The whole town has a religious sense to it, and many people come to it on pilgrimages.

We stayed at Agriturismo Malvarina. That was a great place to stay, primarily because they seat you at a large table and you get to know a lot of the guests. We met Jes and Gitta, a Danish couple, Joelle from Nice, France, an older German couple, 4 people from the Netherlands, and a Swiss mother and daughter, living in S. Africa. Also, the matron of the place, Mama Maria, is a gourmet cook.

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Rooftops in Assisi
Vines and window at the Agriturismo
An old hay rake and the main house at Agriturismo Malvarina.
This was at a cafe in a little (medieval) town, Spelo, just outside of Assisi.
Assisi
Mama Maria displaying her main entree for dinner
Pam looking out the window from our room.
St. Francis Church in Assisi
Our table at dinner
Pam at the cafe at Spelo
More vines and window
The results of a stationary post backing into our rental car

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