Casa Vacanze e B.&B. S.Caterina
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... from these events as the churches are really small and taking photos is not allowed as it will disturb the horse. If you do want to see it, find a contrada that does the blessing outdoors. It is a very serious event and we were lucky to witness how the local citizens experience and celebrate on this special day of the year. All were gearing up for this big event with banners, flags and all the seating set up. After the tour we had lunch overlooking the Palazzo IIl Campo and then ...
... it. What a sweet thing to have done!
We continued strolling through Siena. It is so different at night with fewer tourists and more Italians, beautifully dressed, and out to see and be seen. There is still a lot of activity but the pace is less frenetic, cool and relaxed. It was a wonderful way to enjoy Siena on our last evening together. Tomorrow we take Jim and Bernice to the airport and then hope to spend some time seeing Florence.
... out of the movie a Room with a View.
While I was relaxing out in the garden in front, the van pulled up with Hilary in the front seat. I was very surprised to see her, as she is training for an Ironman competition, and is always out in front of the pack. Turned out she crashed on a downhill where the pavement was wet and had some very severe scrapes all along the left side of her body. Lynn, who was with the pack, in ...
... break, then drove on to Panzano in Chianti to have lunch with the "mad butcher of Panzano" made famous by Anthony Bourdain. He wasn't around, but lunch was great. On to our farmhouse - a former medieval church perhaps? We'll have to find out its origin, but it must be very, very old. We rested a while then headed to nearby Radda in Chianti to buy some beer, wine, and a few snacks. Radda in Chianti is adorable and we walked around quite a bit. ...
... something to do with the ill-advised choice of silk for bareback riding. But before I could finish the thought, they were off. Before I could resume the thought, they were finished! We all went wild and I don't even know who won! In fairness, I didn't really know who was competing either.
The crowd dispersed into their various team celebrations while we interlopers grabbed beers and roamed the streets between, connecting the parties that would go all night.