Monday we decided to drive to Assisi to witness their Nativity scene. Being December 8th it was a holy day celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which has nothing to with the birth of Jesus but celebrates Mary being born without original sin. It's a holiday in Italy, sort of like Columbus Day in the states. Most things are open, but schools, banks and the post office are all closed.
|Assisi's Nativity Scene|
|A Roman Temple housing a Catholic Church inside (below)|
Walking around the town, you could see the many different types of architecture used over the thousands of years of Assisi's existence . Renaissance and Byzantine built on top of Roman columns.
|Byzantine on Roman columns|
|I thought these flower pots looked so cool|
As with all hill towns, Assisi sits high atop a hill...duh! But the view looking west over the valley was spectacular today as it was very clear, with cool, crisp air.
|Love the sunbeams pointing to my beautiful wife|