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Report 834: There's No Such Thing as Too Much...Pasta and Ceramics

By Palma from California, Fall 2005

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Page 15 of 23: Sunday, September 18: Assisi

photo by Palma Hansen

Sunrise from our terrace

We left for Assisi at 10 with more rain for the day. I am so looking forward to the sun forcasted for Positano tomorrow! Guess that’s why we live in the desert!

We walked up and down the beautiful streets of Assisi. We really need to come back on a sunny day! The views must be spectacular if you are not in a cloud, and it was raining too hard to enjoy any shopping. We were cold and soaked, but made our way slowly with crowds of tourists to the upper church. They have done a remarkable job of renovation since the earthquake. We walked down to the “big” church and spent quite a while exploring the side chapels. Brad tried lighting a candle for “Id”, our recently departed cockapoo, by putting a Euro in the offering box where an “electric candle” should light up. Four euros later, and we still had no light. We gave up as Jan and Les were waiting outside in a downpour.

We took a taxi to the piazza and found a trattoria for lunch, hoping the rain would let up. We lingered over pasta carbonara, lots of coffee, and finally ate caramel gelato, but the rain continued to pour. We made our way carefully up the hill to the parking lot and were all completely soaked despite our umbrellas. It was a quiet ride home at four to nap and read. At 7:30, we emerged, found a bored Les, and went to the bar for a drink. Then the three of us (Jan was down for the night) had a picnic in our room of salami, the last of the pecorino, taralli, and the leftover chocolate torta.

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