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In September 1997, I was living in the Italian town of Spello and walking around east central Umbria with occasional small train trips outside Umbria, to Rome and elsewhere.

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Continue to get acquainted with Spello; visit the church of S. Claudio.
Walk to the outskirts of Foligno to the offices of an Internet service provider.
Brief entry, not much content.
Walk from Spello to Assisi via the summit of Mount Subasio.
Train to Rome; wander around the Coliseum and the Arch of Constantine then go skating in Marino.
The Princess Diana funeral, like everyone else; get acquainted with the Roman walls and gates of Spello.
Spello: visit the churches of S. Maria della Misericordia and S. Maria Maddalena
Spello: visit the Cappella Tega then walk to an Internet service provider in Foligno and back; finish the day by visiting the churches of S. Anna and S. Ventura
September 9‑10
— Diary not kept —
One paragraph: sick on the 9th and 10th.
September 12‑15
— Diary not kept —
Two paragraphs: computer problems; go to Rome to meet James.
September 17‑20
— Diary not kept —
Catch-up diary entry; somewhat compressed:
  • Sep. 13‑14: James gets acquainted with Spello
  • Sep. 15: Spoleto
  • Sep. 16: check in with my photo developer in Todi
  • Sep. 17: visit Collepino and the nearby church of S. Silvestro
  • Sep. 18: Perugia, in particular the church of S. Angelo
  • Sep. 19: Assisi
  • Sep. 20: Rome
September 22‑23
— Diary not kept —
Sep. 22: James and I go hunting for a possibly non-existent church; friends arrive on a brief visit
Sep. 23: I tour said friends around Spello; today a visit to Rome (the Protestant Cemetery); skating in Marino.
September 26
— Diary not kept —

Sep. 26: a major earthquake hits Umbria, waking us up at 2:30 in the morning. We visit Montefalco.

Today: Spello is pretty much abandoned. We check around though and, finding little damage and no order to leave, stay put.

September 28‑29
— Diary not kept —
Sep. 28: a somewhat surreal evening (with an indifferent meal at a highly praised restaurant).
Sep. 29: we walk to Bevagna via Cannara; stranded in Bevagna due to failed bus service, driven back to Spello by the police.


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