Going Places {Assisi}

Being Catholic, Assisi was a really cool town to experience. It is up on a hill (I have a newfound thing for towns up on hills) and as you're driving up all you see is the Cathedral Basilica di San Francesco and it. is. stunning.

As you probably know, St. Francis (or San Francesco) lived here and is known as one of the most famous saints because of his humble nature and love for all the less fortunate. The Cathedral is one of the holiest places besides the Vatican and St. Francis' body is placed on the first level. Everything was very serene and I was able to say a prayer and lay down a few candles for my loved ones that have passed.

We then went to St. Claire's (or San Chiara) Cathedral and while it wasn't as beautiful (though it was pink and therefore I liked it) the history behind the church was very interesting. The church was used as a place for the people who had the Black Plague to go and ultimately die and therefore all the walls of the church had to be scrubbed down and destroyed most of the frescos inside. So technically it is not the church's fault that it's not as beautiful.

If you ever get the chance to go to Assisi, I would definitely recommend it.


Megan said...

Wow, that place looks amazing! And I love your photos.

Mia Maree said...

So beautiful. What a wonderful place to visit!


Cole. said...

I saw your comment over at His Little Lady and had to come over.
I love all of your pictures from Italy. Ah, Assisi! I went on a study tour in Italy and have missed it since the day I left :)

My heart aches when I look through these pictures. Beautiful.