Above Assisi, thar's a hermitage that the Benedictines done give to St. Francis an' his friars--a getaway spot too high fer most folks to follow 'em. Even saints need some down time.
I ain't got a good head picture of what it musta looked like 800 years ago, but since Assisi is already plenty high up Mount Subasio , I knowed the drive further up oughta be amazin'--an it wuz, an' thas' wif'a nice road. Mercy only knows what it wuz like on foot or donkey back when.
But even further up than the hermitage is a thang locals call "grassy beach". Uh-huh. TO a Floridian the sight of folks in 1/ 2 a bikini laid out on a grassy summit thousands of feet above sea level "takin' the sun" is hilarious.