Saturday, 25 April 2009

Spello on Liberation Day

Not as well known as its neighbour Assisi, Spello is a lovely little Roman town that sports one of the best restaurants in Umbria. It is quite a haul up from the Roman gate to the restaurant at the very top but on a clear, sunny day like today the view across the plain makes it well worthwhile (as does the food and the wine). Today is the Liberation Day national holiday in Italy, so everywhere is packed with local families enjoying themselves. We are fortunate in having a marvellous ironmonger here. After the burglary, while we were in the hospital, he and his family worked until one in the morning to weld together new security gates to replace those that were torn off the wall. Where else in the world does the well of human kindness flow as deep as in Italy?

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