The conference ended with another nice lunch at the convent and goodbyes. Because I was not leaving until Monday morning, I decided to hoof it around Assisi for the afternoon. Assisi is really all about St. Francis and St. Clare. Everywhere you turn, there is something to remind you of these two.
Because I was staying 8 days in Italy and brought 4 days worth of clothes, I asked the sisters at Suore Svedesi where I could do laundry. They said at the traffic circle just beyond Santa Maria degli Angeli, a huge basilica that is historically significant in the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare. So, I began trekking down the hill. It was only 4km, according to the signs, which in my mind I thought was about 2 miles, but I think is closer to 3. In any event, hitting the flatlands gave me some wonderful views back up the hill and also took me to the awe-inspiring bascilica.