Amazing Assisi Day Three!

Today we woke up to the sound of Mr Ross opening the doors. Almost everyone on our floor was woken up a few minutes late (Mr. Ross let us sleep as long as he could!), so we had to rush getting changed. Like yesterday, we had a buffet , and when we finished, we went to the Basilica of St. Francis.

We had a mass there, and then went on a tour around the basilica. We learnt the difference between Monks and Friers, the tour guide told us that monks stay in their Monastery, and that Friers go out to preach the gospel.
When it was lunch time, we had to wait in our groups to go and collect our packed lunch. Like yesterday, we ate it in the garden above the dining hall. I think that since we came to Assisi, we have been getting very fit going up and down all those hills😀!  We all can not wait to go to the water park tomorrow, not just because of the slides and the water, but we also might get extra ice cream!!
LM and LB
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Trip to St Francis basilica

Today we went to St francis of Assisi’s basilica and we had a long trip around it.
While the friar was talking, he gave us ear plugs and we could hear him talk in his microphone through our ear plugs.
It was interesting walking around the basilica it was like three churches stacked on top of each other. We all had great fun and can’t wait to go to the water park tomorrow!
SMS and BF

Fan Dabbydosey San Damiano!😀😜😝

Yesterday, our second day in Assisi, we started our morning like any other morning: with breakfast. 😋

After the pretty legendary breakfast😝, we travelled by foot, just like Saint Francis would’ve done back in the day (i.e. 800 years ago), to the San Damiano church which was Fan Dabbydosey, get it😂? After an excellent expert’s (Brother McMullen a Fransican Monk) recount of the life of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, we received a tour around the monastery.

When we returned to the town square we may have opened our wallet a tiny bit and spent some, no all of our money, no offence but you’ve missed out if you’ve never eaten Italian.

So, after starting a minor (major) 😜shortage of gelato, we made our way back to the centre of the square and met up with our lovely guides Marcella and Giorgio to have a tour of the picturesque 📷🎥 Assisi!

Once we had finished our exploration, we ventured into a cafe for a cheeky refreshment🙀.
Ciao for now from the Assisi survivors 2015!😀😎😜😝😛😆😎☺️😄😃😀😅😺😋😈💋👍🏼👌🏼

EN and MS

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Day 2 in Assisi!

Yesterday, we went to the airport at Stanstead and flew to Perugia in Italy. Then we went to Assisi by coach which wasn’t that long.

Finally we arrived at the parking lot for coaches and then walked to the hotel’s dining room to have lunch which was pasta with meat and tomato sauce for our starter. For the main course we had pork with mashed potato with fruit for our desert.

Afterwards, we went to our hotel rooms and found out our new room numbers, our room number is 160.

The next day we woke up at 7:05. We got dressed and had breakfast.   The food, which was popular was hot chocolate and croissant.

After that we headed to San Damiano where we had a tour of it an had mass. After that we had an outdoor lunch.

We are hoping to continue having enjoyable experiences throughout the rest of the week.

Written by PD and SR

 

Day 2 Church Visit!

Day 2 in Italy and we all are having lots of fun already.We’ve done so much today. So let us tell you about what happened…

First stop Breakfast….
Firstly we got up at 7am (early, we know!).We all got dressed and ready.Then everyone left and headed off to breakfast.We had a plain Crossiant,hot chocolate,orange juice,bread,Yogurt,cereal and these Italian bread biscuits that we really hard but nice.Everyone thought it was so delicious and we ate it all up.

Next stop church…..
After we had our yummy breakfast we went on a walk 45 mins in the hot sun😅 to the San Damiano church which was really interesting and full of statues.

Soon after we went on a tour around the church, then Father Richard led the mass of St Claire helping us understand her life and what it was like.

Soon after that we had a 45 mins walk back (so tiring) to the hotel and then had our delicious lunch. The day was tiring but worth it and this has got to be the best trip EVER!!!😊

By BA & CC

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Tired start ( day 3 )

This morning we had mass led by father Richard.

After that we went on a tour of the church of Saint Francis and the tour was held by a friar who told us about the life of Saint Francis of Assisi.

He also told us about Frescos. A fresco is painted on wet plaster, that is why they have lasted 700 hundred years!

So far we have really enjoyed our time in Assisi and can’t wait for what’s to come.

MA and CF

Basilica di s.Francesco (Assisi day 3)

Today we went to a basilica and it was really interesting . We saw St.francis of Assisi’s tomb, we learnt about Friars and monks differences. One difference is that monks only live in one place whilst Friars can live anywhere.

Tomorrow we are going to the water park and are going to have lots more fun!
Ciao for now
DB and JG

Souvenir shopping at the basilica!

At the end of the tour at the basilica we went into the gift shop! We all bought a lot of souvenirs (especially bracelets)! They had a good selection of rosary beads, statues of St Francis and also Jesus.They had very expensive paintings for sale! We noticed that there were a lot more religious items than the other shops in and around the main square! These are the items that we purchased for our family!

NO,RI and EG

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