Valentine’s Day in Terni, Umbria

Valentine’s Day in Terni, Umbria

Saint Valentine Few people know that Saint Valentine, the patron saint of love and celebrated worldwide on February 14, also the  patron saint of Terni in Umbria is. History Saint Valentine was born in the late 2nd century. He had the ability to heal people. Therefor he became a popular bishop of Terni.  After healing the people, they converted to Christianity. The name “Valentino” – […]

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The Roman Assisi

Saturday the ‘Guide in Umbria’ organised a guided tour in Assisi. This time we explored the Roman. A whole new world! Assisi became Roman on its own accord. The Romans did not need to conquer the town. It was Umbri (before the Romans took over, Umbria was inhabited by Umbri and Etruscans. Roughly the Etruscans lived West of the Tiber and the Umbri East. The […]

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Prison?

Prison?

A rather sad picture … made in Assisi. Mary behind bars (if she is Mary, I am not well introduced in this subject so I might well be wrong …). On the up-side … she is nicely standing in the spring sunlight.

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Guided tour of the Assisi Basilica

Saturday the ‘Guide in Umbria’ had organised a guided tour of the Saint Francis Basilica in Assisi. The ‘Guide in Umbria’ are organising every third Saturday of the month a guided tour somewhere in Umbria. I am a huge fan of this group of guides. The Basilica of Assisi is world famous. An endless number of fresco’s made by the most renowned artists at the […]

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Monks in Umbria

Monks in Umbria

Some years ago on a beautiful day monks from a nearby monastry passed my house singing beautiful hymns. It was magic. Yesterday four monks came by to see the small church in front of our house. No singing this time. For a while they stood there like normal tourists making small talk with the owner. Bit of a pity, i would have loved to hear […]

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