When some of the pilgrims were using their reposito (afternoon siesta) for it's intended purpose, we chose to go hiking and exploring. First we chose to hike uphill to see San Rufino church. It was beautiful and holds the font where both St. Clare and St. Francis were baptized.

San Rufino Baptismal Font

 

Then someone thought we should continue hiking uphill to Rocca Majore. It is a big fortress very high up. We might have stopped for a beverage part way up. Beautiful view from the top.

 

The Hikers! Rocca Majore

We came back for an evening lecture on the San Damiano cross followed by another group integration discussion. Dinner was soup, pork, zucchini and fruit for dessert. I know it is a shock, but we went out for a gelato after dinner! Yes, the addiction continues. Looks like the fresh air and climbing have everyone turning in early tonight. Bueno notte!