With my brother visiting me in Rome for three weeks, we have the time to indulge in some very Slow Travel!
A few days ago, we headed up to Assisi, one of my favourite places, so Kelly could see the hometown of St. Francis and its many beautiful sites.
It was a bit cold up in the mountains, as you can see by the ice on this poor lion in the fountain in Assisi's central piazza!
But we also had clear blue skies most of the time, perfect for exploring:
Such a beautiful town!
And I always love the reliefs on Assisi's ancient churches:
Thanks to my blogging friend Annie, I now keep an eye out for lovely street shrines. This one stood a little too directly in the sun, so Mary and baby Jesus are in shadows. Still, it was lovely and very well kept.
Best of all, my dear friend Letizia came down to pick up my brother and me and take us up to her beautiful home so Kelly could see the gorgeous countryside above Assisi -- and taste her delicious crostada!