Thursday, July 18, 2013
THOSE PLACES THURSDAY
One of the many places my grandparents (Charlie and Theresa Sherlock) visited on their great European trip of 1961 was the small town of Assisi in Italy. Assisi is located north of Rome, in the province of Perugia. Isn't Perugia the name of some delicious gourmet chocolate?
Behind Theresa (and I am guessing two of their traveling companions) is the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi. It is a Franciscan monastery with an upper and lower church. In addition to this church, there are several more churches in Assisi, including the Cathedral of San Rufino, the Basilica of Santa Chiara (Claire) and Church of San Pietro (just to name a few). There are also two medieval castles in this town.
I am putting "Assisi" on my bucket list and also making a note to locate the chocolate factory in Perugia.