Casa Vacanze e B.&B. S.Caterina
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... Should traveling not be about more than just seeing a famous monument or witnessing beautiful landscapes in person?
It's more than that, though. Simply seeing with my own eyes the endless hills of Tuscany or the collection of gorgeous cheeses aging in the cellars of the dairy -- though breathtaking -- is not the reason I decided to leave my family, my friends and my life in the United States. I, like many other folks ...
... to identity landmarks when rewatching the movie. The church was built in the 11th century and was refurbished in the1500s. The cathedral was built on the site of a Roman temple. From the square of the church is yet another wonderful view of a walled cemetery called Cimitero Della Misericordia.
We continued walking the steep streets and lanes dodging raindrops and finally stopping on Cortona's only flat street where we found the perfect spot for lunch. I took the opportunity ...
... could only get one burner on the stove working, I threw some garlic, tofu, tomatoes and spinach into a pan with some olive oil and ate it in a bowl with a fistful of hard, fresh bread from down the road. As soon as I finished, Nina walked in and showed me that there was a separate lever that turned on the gas for the stove.
As I ate, I read some of my Italian books and listened to Billy Joel. It really tied the mood together.
... small town for a fortifying pasta lunch, preparing us for the climb into Monte Oliveto Abbey/Monestary.
The next segment was 11k, and mostly all up, but I decided to wear off the pasta and joined Ken for the ride. It was definitely doable, and we made it to the Abbey with no issue. During the ride, it started to sprinkle and the weather cooled off significantly. By the time we got to the Abbey, it was raining and during ...
... where it really gets interesting. Siena wanted her body. Rome said no. So someone from Siena went to Rome, cut off her head and tried to it smuggle it out in a bag. He or they were stopped by Roman guards on the way out. They prayed to St. Catherine. When the guards opened the bag they found it filled with rose petals. When the poachers returned to Siena they opened the sack and gone were the flowers, divinely replaced by what they considered their rightful head. ...