Our hotel wasn’t in the heart of old Assisi, but had a lot of Italian charm. The views were wonderful and teased us about the days to come.
There was a small garden out back with statues and some great views of the hillside and valley below. This statue seems to have seen better days. I wonder what happened to her head.
We found a small shrine to St. Francis just below the garden. One beautiful aspect of Italy in general is the number of shrines and paintings on buildings for the public to enjoy. I’ll share more of those in another post.
There were paintings and other art inside the hotel as well.
This painting is similar to a sculpture we saw in Assisi that was captioned “Francesco va dal papa per avere la certezza di vivere il vangelo”, or “Francis goes to the pope to have the certainty to live the gospel.” (Translation thanks to Google)
I was surprised to find this box on the floor next to the painting above. I think we know what happened to the head of the statue outside.
Art and history is everywhere! We can’t wait to get started with more of our tour. Stay tuned.