Monthly Archives: June 2010

Our Last Day in Assisi and in Italy

Kim Johnson – Yes, indeed we feasted last night in the countryside. Click here to see photos from dinner and from our last day in Assisi.   We left Assisi by bus and descended across the valley and up another … Continue reading

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The Lower Basilica

Kim Johnson – We visited the lower basilica of the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi this morning. Tomorrow we will visit the upper basilica.   The basilica is two churches built one on top of the other. The lower … Continue reading

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A Mountain-side Experience

Kim Johnson – We have arrived in Assisi after a two hour bus ride from Florence. We had no sooner left the flat city of Florence when we were again greeted by the mountains dotted with hill towns. We are … Continue reading

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Privileged Lives

Kim Johnson – Finally no rain today! The temperatures are still quite cool but much more pleasant than the balmy Indiana weather right now! Click here to see photos from Monday in Florence.   We started the day with our … Continue reading

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Rainy Day full of Beauty

Kim Johnson – One would never guess we are in Italy in the middle of the summer with the cool temperatures and rain we’ve been experiencing the last two days in Florence. Nonetheless we have journeyed onward to see some … Continue reading

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Meeting David

Kim Johnson – Today we trekked across Florence in the rain and storms to see Michelanglo’s David. It was stunning. Like many, Mike Butler ’82 was surprised by his size and the detail in the piece. “The realism in his … Continue reading

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Machiavellian Feast and Florence

Kim Johnson – The day started bright and early this morning as we packed into taxis and headed to the city gate of Siena. Our bus picked us up and we had a scenic drive to San Gimignano. There we … Continue reading

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