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Awed by the Beauty of Assisi

Approximately 90 miles north of Rome, in the rolling hills of Umbria, stands the exceptionally well-preserved medieval town of Assisi. Known primarily as the birthplace of St. Francis (1182-1226 AD), the town has been a sacred place since long before the Franciscan era. Little is known regarding the original founding of the…

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The Frescoes of Villa Grazioli

Located on a Tuscolo hill near Frascati, Villa Grazioli has a very illustrious history. Built in the 16th Century by Cardinal Carafa, the villa is a masterpiece boasting frescoes by Panini. The home was handed down to various families over the years until it finally fell into disrepair. Abandoned, it was…

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