Monday, May 27, 2013

24 Hours in Assisi

We spent about 24 hours in Assisi from May 22-23.  Architecturally, Assisi is a very well-preserved medieval town.  It has tons of cute alleyways, many of which are decorated quite nicely with vines and flowers.  I believe Rick Steves said that there is a contest every year for best balcony flowers.  We certainly saw many fine examples:
and another:
Since the main attractions in so many cites are churches, we've seen tons of Christian iconography.  I've been intrigued by the fanciful scenes of the end of times, hell, and many others, but I think the picture below is my favorite.  That, my friends, is a lion eating a Christian outside the Church of San Rufino.
Assisi is built into the side of a hill, and there are some great views:
And, of course, the main attraction of Assisi is the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi.  No pictures allowed inside, but here's what it looks like from the outside!


  1. I wonder if you can have a plaster cast made of that statue? It would be quite the discussion piece of yard art!

  2. I can't decide if that's appropriate or unwise for a house that is three doors down from a Catholic church.

  3. I'd still get one, if I had a yard.

  4. I think it would look awesome in your living room. I'm sure Liz would love it.