Umbria (III): Assisi and Todi

Assisi

We headed to Assisi on Wednesday and planned to ‘meet at the Basilica’ which was only slightly confusing given the large number of  churches in this small hill-top town. In the end though we all found our way to the Basilica di San Francisco d’Assisi. Truly the main event.

The Basilica was easily one of my favorite places that we visited in Italy. My dad didn’t feel like we gave him enough time to see all of the art inside the upper and lower churches and I definitely would have gone back, but mostly to take pictures of the facade. After the Basilica we had a quick lunch then wondered through the town and up to the castle to see the views back over the Basilica and into the valleys below.

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 Meet you at the Basilica…

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Basilica of San Francesco

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Silly pictures with J

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A view from the castle looking down on the Basilica

Todi

I went to Todi on our last day in Umbria only with my bro and J. It was a really lovely little town. But we were mostly there for lunch. Unfortunately, we learned in Italy that you can have a bad meal. Even an expensive bad meal. So, with trip advisors as our guide we went to Todi to Antica Hosteria de la Valle. It was delicious and worth the trip. But the food was very very rich.

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The boys and someone’s Nonni #notmynonni

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 That’s not meat, it’s truffle.

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W, overexposed.

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W’s feet

 

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