Saturday, May 28, 2011


Assisi is a beatiful hill town, thoroughly medieval, but not without an ancient touch or two. Here are just a few pix.
Scenes like this all around

The Gothic arch was in use in the 12th-14th
centuries here

In the main piazza, the medieval city hall and
tower, next to the Temple of Minerva

Store in an ancient building

Nice metal work

Looking to the valley below and the other major church,
St. Mary of the Angels and Martyrs or somesuch

Integral buttresses on many of the buildings

If I'd had the camera out and focused a second sooner,
I would have had a perfect Franciscan Abbey Road shot
Facade of the Mary church in the valley; among its two
claims to fame is that it is the 10th largest church in the
RC realm

Its large and largely unadorned interior

But its main attraction is this, Francis' original
little chapel (well adorned)...

Situated beneath the dome of the church

And, from our Stazione camper-stop, one last look at up-town
Assisi and the great Francis duomo

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