Up early and despite ominous looking clouds, set off for Assisi. Town car parks were not quite so full of coaches carrying pilgrims as we expected and so parked really easily. A large police and security presence as Rai (Italian BBC) were filming a conference between believers and non-believers but despite all of this it was still possible to walk around and get a feel for the history of the place.
Quite a few lions in various forms around the place which I hadn’t realised on our previous visit at New Year.
We also came upon a house with wonderful iron work decoration of dragons and other whimsical characters, which I had not noticed before.
It was nice to see the town in the sunshine this time, and Daisy was very bemused by her close encounter with a baby wild boar outside a delicatessen, whilst we all drooled over the cannoli (sweet Sicilian deep fried pastry tubes filled with flavoured ricotta, dried fruit and chocolate) and the huge range of flavours available.