Hotel Cenacolo is a renovated Franciscan convent and pilgrims hostel in Santa Maria degli Angeli, the ‘ lower town’ of Assisi
… and over the car park, road and fields beyond ..
Attached to a ‘ before’ photograph of the convent and pilgrims hostel, are newspaper cuttings, which I had wished were in English. It probably mentioned the history of the convent … when built, when renovated etc ….
Walking into the central courtyard and experiencing the acoustics was amazing. One can hear people talking on the opposite side!!!! A vow of silence can easily be broken, even if words were whispered !!
…’fields beyond’ ..
A quick freshen-up before hopping on our coach for our visit to the Basilica di San Francesco .. incredibly beautiful inside with mosaics and frescoes everywhere. On our return, hubby and I took advantage of the air-conditioned pub (our room’s air-conditioning was faulty) and cooled down with a welcome chilled beer for him and for me .. a very refreshing Cinzano Gransec Spumanté Dry – Gran Cuvée .. delicious!
Dinner was served in the hotel’s dining room, which felt more like a dormitory. Décor was very sparse and it was very noisy. A simple, yet tasty affair, with pasta to start, chicken and salad for main and an apple dessert, I think! (didn’t take a pic, which I should have done to refresh my memory;)
Next post … Basilica di San Francesco