Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Best shots of Italy trip - summer 2011

Lonato's castle
Lonato's cathedral

Verona - Tomb of one of the Scaligeri family members

Verona, San Zeno


Lake Garda


Assisi- Santa Chiara

lots of flowers

Pasticcieria in Val di Fassa

Morning moisture

Mini Truck called "ape" (bee)



Thursday, August 4, 2011


Vacanze estive

on the way to Assisi. Italian beach :-)

Franciscan Friars

Old Olive Tree

San Damiano (http://www.bellaumbria.net/Assisi/san-damiano_eng.htm)

our agriturismo - www.malvarina.it

The Convent


"Rosone" St. Francis balisica

St. Francis Basilica

We visited Assisi, in the Umbria region of Italy. Assisi is the hometonw of the famous Saint Francis of Assisi. We spent three days touring important religious sites, visiting medioeval churches, eating "gelato", walking cobblestone streets 4 feet wide build 1000+ years ago and sleeping in an "agriturismo" an italian style of bed and breakfast. Look up http://www.malvarina.it/

We had our dose of adventure as well, as Emma injured a finger at a pool and had to go to an emeergency room, where she was given four stitches. She was very brave-.

Finally, it was very hard to rent a vehicle that would fit our family of 6. We handed up with a 9 passanger Mercedes van built as a delivery truck that was as tall as a camper. Problem is that it did not fit in most of Assisi parking lots and small hilly streets... We felt like a bull in a china shop.