Wednesday, November 4, 2009


So, back on October 16th, my study abroad program took us on a day trip to Assisi, which is in the Umbria region of Italy. It was also the home of St. Francis of Assisi - go figure! :) Umbria is a rustic hill town, and it is definitely one of the most beautiful cities I've visited so far.

View of Assisi from the bus

The views were right out of a movie or a painting

The Basilica of St. Francis (we got to go down and see his tomb, which is in the basement of the basilica)

We weren't allowed to take pictures on our tour inside the Basilica, but some people snuck some. Here's one that I stole from someone in my program. The frescoes on the walls were gorgeous...props to Ciambue and Giotto

Walking through town after our tour

Town center

Another gorgeous church - the Basilica of St. Clare

View near the Basilica

We finished off the day with an amazing lunch at a little trattoria we found...I had fresh pasta with truffle sauce and "ewe's milk" cheese, as the menu said. Hah! It was awesome...the Umbria region (as well as most of northern Italy) is known for their truffle mushrooms, so this dish was really fresh.

After lunch we all walked around a little more and each got a pastry from a little pasticceria (pastry shop.) I finally had my first cannoli in was great. Shortly afterwards we got back on the bus to begin our three hour journey was a great day!


Anonymous said...

Ok, where was it?

Danielle said...

That's what you ask?? After I post all of these amazing pictures?? Lol

If you must know, it was in a bag of souvenirs that I keep under my bed - it must have fallen off my night-stand and into the bag.

PS - work on your commenting skills. I want one comment a post from you! :P

Anonymous said...

By the way, what did you think of truffles? Pretty amazing, right? I had truffle mashed potatoes one time and I was blown away by the taste. Happy now?
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures, not gonna lie i laughed at the town market/center one... can you figure out why hahahhah


P.S. sorry we never got to skype i wasn't around on sunday :( but soon i hope!! love you booo