Forgive a brief blog post tonight! This was a very long travel day as we begin our journey back to Rome. And June 2 is a national holiday in Italy. With the holiday falling on Friday, it created a three day weekend. Roads were heavily congested as people headed to resorts, family homes and the sea. We were caught in traffic multiple times, extending our travel time.
We at last arrived at our destination, the beautiful and charming village of Assisi, known as the birthplace and home of Italy’s patron saint, Francis. We enjoyed touring St Francis’ Basilica, where the saint’s body is entombed, and climbing the long road to the square at the city’s highest point.
Enjoy these photos of our time in Assisi. I am very weary and the need for sleep is overtaking me. I will be posting more stories and photos from our Italy trip in the days to come.
The bell tower at St Francis’ Basilica
Impressive facade on this 13th century cathedral. No photography was allowed inside.
Gorgeous views across the valley below Assisi
Medieval buildings line narrow streets that climb upward.
The Italians love their flowers! And I love that about the Italians.
Selfie in front of the St Francis Basilica. These daily selfies in different locations have been fun to do.
Tomorrow we stop in Orvieto to explore and then we arrive in Rome for our final dinner together. We are sad our tour is coming to an end, but oh, the memories we have stored up! Until tomorrow…ciao!