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Rilassamento = Relaxation

2 Sep

No better way to relax than to head to one of Lake Trasimeno’s islands in Umbria. Yesterday, we took the ferry to Maggiore, the only inhabited one.

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Some of our group chose to relax inside the ferry,

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while Fernanda and I enjoyed the breeze on our faces.

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The calm ride offered beautiful views, and we arrived eager to explore the island.

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Maggiore is a small fishing village which reached its height in the 14th century. Today, I am told, only 17 residents inhabit the island year round. Most of the buildings date from the 14th century. We climbed to the top and saw these historic buildings along the way.

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It is on a path, beneath this Church, that St. Francis spent 40 days and nights in prayer.

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The church sits at the top of the island, nestled in olive groves, and provides lovely panoramic views.

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Afterward, we worked our way down the hill to the main and only street in this car-less town and enjoyed lunch and the view.

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Who is this man in so many of my photos??? I’ll have to ask Carrol.

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My favorite part was this delicious dessert!

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Then off to the dock to return home.

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On the trip back, the sun gave us lovely shadows of the town’s reflection

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as well as clouds dancing on the lake.

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Half an hour later, and very, very relaxed, were arrived back in Castiglione del Lago for the ride home. All in a day’s work!

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Ciao,
Judy

 

 

 

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