Saturday, July 23, 2011
Today was a pretty easy day in terms of activity. We (sadly) said good bye to Florence and headed to a little hill town in the Umbria region called Assisi. Assisi is well known mostly because of St. Francis of Assisi - the founder of the Franciscan order (Friars). We walked up the hill to the famous St. Francis Basicilla, where we were met by one of the Friars who gave us a fantastic tour of the Basicilla.
The end of the day brought us to Rome and our hotel just south of the city. Tomorrow morning we head into the city where we'll have a bit of a walking tour to get us oriented, and then a free day in Rome, with dinner in the city tomorrow night. Our itinerary says the Vatican for tomorrow, but because it's Sunday and there is mass, that has been switched to Monday.