Today we headed out from Siena on our way to an agriturismo in Umbria. Enroute, we stopped at Assisi to see the Basilica of St. Francis and spend time in the town. I much preferred the town of Assisi over San Gimignano, the medieval town we visited yesterday. Assisi is much more picturesque, with interesting cobblestone streets that head off into all sorts of directions and the town just feels more like a real town whereas San Gimignano just felt inundated with tourists.
We spent a bit of time walking around town before being met by a local guide who took us on a walk through town and into the Basilica. The frescos that detailed the legend of St. Francis were impressive and having a local guide discuss them in some detail was very helpful.
We then headed out on the bus for the couple hour trip to our agriturismo. The scenery was spectacular as we wound our way up into the hills of Umbria. The agriturismo we’re staying at is a working vineyard that produces some award winning wines and olive oil in an organic sustainable way. After checking into our luxury room we were treated to a wine tasting and four course dinner. Dinner consisted of salad, followed by risotto, pork done four ways with potatoes and dessert. A great meal made even better by dining outside on their beautiful patio.