Small Cities With Significance: Assisi and Castel Gandolfo

One of the major observations of my travels in Europe has been the continent’s many ties and significance to the Catholic Church. Especially in Italy where we visited Assisi, Rome and Castel Gandolfo. Even though Assisi and Castel Gandolfo are both small places they are very beautiful and historic.

Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi who is one of the most celebrated Saints of the Catholic Church. He is buried in the church in Assisi.

View of Assisi

View of Assisi

Assisi

Assisi

Me in Assisi

Me in Assisi

After Rome we also visited Castel Gandolfo which is the summer residence of the Pope and is under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the Vatican. First thing that was obvious was the many bullet holes on the walls that protected the city. The town was very quiet and cozy.  

 

Bullet ridden city wall of Castel Gandolfo

Bullet ridden city wall of Castel Gandolfo

Pope's summer residency

Pope’s summer residency

Lake at Castel Gandolfo

Lake at Castel Gandolfo

Just taught I would share this 🙂

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