We arrived in Bevagna in the siesta hours and it was so quiet!
We walked and visited churches. They are very different here . We thought it seemed a very religious place and even found a beautiful B&B in an old cloistered monastery . We later heard there were 18 churches and 3 monasteries ! Very religious indeed.
We decided to visit the Palazzo Cort deli Angeli in the main part of town and had a personal tour. It is now a hotel in one Palazzo and the owners still live int eh second Palazzo. They are joined by a garden with gorgeous roses. We were taken though the houses and into the restaurant by a charming young woman and told about the history of the place. For 3euro we felt very special.
W returned to Spello and had a great dinner at La Cantina. I had grilled chicken and it was yum! It was interesting watching the locals and the tourists all in their various sized parties enjoying a night out.
The next day we went to Assisi. I’d been before in 2001 but it stormed that day and we saw very little . This time we saw “everything” . All the churches. We walked the tail of St Francis and St Clare. We had a lovely day and were so tired when we got home! We revisited our favourite little restaurant “drinking wine” . The host knows us now and we see him each morning as well. That’s what is nice about being in a small village . They get to know you!
The next morning we visited our usual coffee shop and the lady there greeted us like old friends. She is such a glamourous lady. Always dressed beautifully, aged around 40 long dark hair, usually a little ( or a lot ) of cleavage on show, always friendly even when chatting into her mobile phone which she does regularly – and she remembers our order and has started making us extra hot( for Italy) lattes.
Anne wasn’t feeling well so decided to stay at home so Narelle and I headed off to Spoleto after sending a box thought the post . Just a few things I’ve finished with!
Drove half and hour south and arrived in Spoleto. Another hill town! Beautiful Duomo and quiet streets. Went up to the fort on the hill and explored the place. Most exciting was the “incidentee” We saw a police car and heard some shouting. 2 young men and a pretty girl where all talking at once and an older man was shouting. From what I could pick up