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... to see some of the Tuscany region, and to visit several of its famous cities: Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa.
The bus departed on-time, traveling south through the scenic Chianti region, and after an hour's drive we arrived in Siena, one of Tuscany's most iconic hill towns. Due to traffic restrictions, we had an uphill hike from the point where we disembarked from the bus before reaching the beautiful Piazza del Campo, which has been the heart of Siena since the ...
... The restaurant and cooking school is called Zeppelin. Lorenzo made pasta and he was very entertaining. We had antipasti to start, his pasta for main and a beautiful dessert made of custard, marscapone and chocolate crumbs in masala. Along with the red wine and the coffee we were all ready for a siesta. I have been to Orvieto before with Katrina and I was hoping to show Andrew the magnificent duomo but Joey didn't think we would ...
... We took a day trip/tour to the medieval village of San Gimignano and over to Siena. There we visited Tuscan wine country and did a tasting in one of the wine cellars. I haven't eaten/drank anything in this country that hasn't been phenomenal thus far. Today we make our way to Padova - where Caina's Italian family lives - to spend a few days with them before we leave for London. Temps are dropping from the 60F in Rome since it IS January, and we're moving northward in Italy. ...
... a 'firenze card' for €50 which gets you three days of quick entry into 33 museums and unlimited public transport but on finding out the price had risen to €72 and I knew I wouldn't use the buses I thought I would give it a miss.
After all this it was about 4 o'clock so I thought I would give the galleria del academia a go, the home of THE David, and hope the queues were alright. Pleasantly surprised, it only took 30-40 minutes ...
... br> --So many other remarkable sights--mosaics, colored marble floor decorations, temple-niches along the walls, and the 44 stained-glass windows depicting Old and New Testament saints and scenes from the life of Christ and Mary.
--The Clock over the main portal was painted by Paolo Uccello in 1443. Found this quite interesting--It is a "liturgical" clock that counts the ...
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