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12/24/2012

Our medieval Christmas

This year we're spending Christmas time in Gubbio. It's a medieval town in middle Italy that clambers up the side of a mountain. It is famous for an episode in Saint Francis of Assisi's life, where he tamed a wild and dangerous wolf. Walking through these streets is like making a travel back in time. I'm always expecting princesses and knights to come out from a house... but they never appear, after all.

These narrow doors are typical of Gubbio and are called "The dead door", because once they thought that people used them to bring the dead out of the houses. But they have no reason to believe this story to be true.


A Renaissance fresco

Truffle is a local speciality


Palazzo dei Consoli, XIV century

Medieval roofs..

A medieval view

Lavender

The famous wolf

A Christmas tree made of books

Christmas ornaments on a door

Bridge over the river

The ancient roman theatre...

Mulled wine

A XV century inn

The King's dish: samples of typical food.

Gospel night with The Spirit of New Orleans.

"I thought I saw a pussycat!"

Another medieval view

Medieval view from a bridge.

Nativity

Christmas lights

The biggest Christmas tree in the world

3 comments:

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

what a wonderful Christmas you are having! So beautiful!!!!! Merry, Merry Christmas!

jazzegigi said...

Thank you!!! Yes, it is. Everything is just so magic. Only... I miss my cats!!! =^..^=

Anonymous said...

Your kittens are looked after by a very careful hubby..........
Though they're looking forward to having you back!