Assisi Travel Blog› entry 15 of 26 › view all entries
June 25th, 2010 – by: coles
We parked close to the basilica and there were a ton of tour buses in evidence bringing pilgrims from around the world to see St. Francis' birthplace and his tomb. We spent a good while touring the Basilica of San Francesco and because we didn't do our homework beforehand were pleasantly surprised to find that the basilica had an upper and lower level.
The town has a lot of gift shops. Michael was disappointed to find that the plaques cost a lot more here than in San Marino. They just kept getting more expensive so if you are dying for a plaque with small shield and swords buy it in San Marino!! The town is touristy but very beautiful. I enjoyed seeing the original Roman columns from the Temple of Minerva.
When we drive home it's time to do the rest of our laundry. We go back to the small laundromat that Michiyo discovered. We ordered sandwiches and drinks next door at a snack bar. One of the girls behind the counter seemed put out that we couldn't speak Italian but her friend saved the day and thought our attempts at communicating were funny. We had an enjoyable snack time in there (no one felt like a big dinner) while we waited for our washing and drying to finish. The nice girl even bought over a free plate of bruschetta and other small sandwiches.
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