Assisi

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On our way down to Rome for our last day prior to flying to Paris and on to Washington, D.C. we stopped in Assisi to visit the Bascilica of San Francesco where St. Francis of Assisi is buried.  We couldn’t take photos inside the church but it was awesome.  He is my favorite saint and we have statute of him as a fountain on our patio in Florida.  He loved animals and is the patron saint of animals.

View of Assisi after ascending by elevator.  More climbing to come.

View of Assisi after ascending by elevator. More climbing to come.

A street view of Assisi toward the main square.

A street view of Assisi toward the main square.

My favorite stores in all of Italy are the Gelateria with their merengues, ice creams and pastries.  If only we could have more of these in the States.

My favorite stores in all of Italy are the Gelateria with their merengues, ice creams and pastries. If only we could have more of these in the States.

Follow that nun!  She is going to the Basilica.

Follow that nun! She is going to the Basilica.

In front of the Basilica San Francesco where St. Francis of Assisi is buried.  He is my favorite saint because he is the patron of animals.

In front of the Basilica San Francesco where St. Francis of Assisi is buried. He is my favorite saint because he is the patron of animals.

The view below Assisi from the parapet on San Francesco Piazza

The view below Assisi from the parapet on San Francesco Piazza

We also stopped and visited the Temple of Minerva which is now the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.  It was also at one time a Temple to Appolo.

After our visit to the Basilica of San Francesco we came back to the square to visit the Temple of Minerva

After our visit to the Basilica of San Francesco we came back to the square to visit the Temple of Minerva

The beautiful altar of Santa Maria sopra Minvera dedcicated to the famous Dominican Philip Nehri.

The beautiful altar of Santa Maria sopra Minvera dedcicated to the famous Dominican Philip Nehri.

Later in Rome at the Airport Hilton we watched the Belgian v. USA WC game.  I like both teams and wore my Red Devils shorts and USA shirt in support.

For the Belgian v. USA game I wore my Red Devil uniform shorts and my USA shirt.

For the Belgian v. USA game I wore my Red Devil uniform shorts and my USA shirt.

This is Frederick and I am now in Washington, D.C. finally.  We had to stop in Boston on our way here because of very bad weather and lightning.  Today we take a tour of the Capitol and maybe some time at the Air and Space Museum.  Tomorrow we have a special dinner and fireworks watching from our hotel, the Hay Adams, across from the White House.

Glad to be back in the U.S.A.

 

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