Villa Piccola Siena
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A beautiful piazza with churches, town hall, restaurants, etc.
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... Storico (a historical costume parade with the flags of the Contrade) taking place in the Piazza with children aged between about 9 and 14 parading with the head of each Contrade in evidence (a contrada is a ward within an Italian city). These are the same Contrade that compete in the twice a year Il Palio no-holds-barred horse race around the Piazza del Campo**.
The procession entered the Piazza on the first toll of the bell (the ...
... be part of it all as a outsider. One part we wanted to see especially , was the blessing of the horse. Each Contrada has its own church, we waited outside the church with other tourists. The respect is we let the members of the Contrada enter the church first and takes their seats, then they let us in, we can take photos, but no flash, no talking to the jockey , definitely do not touch the horse. Even if you wanted to you couldn't get near them. we are ...
... food I would choose, though perhaps a little meat dominated. We had 4 separate meat dishes, including two with the local favourite wild boar. The meal was accompanied by a white wine and then the exceptional Super Tuscan from the next vineyard we were to visit, Felsina. This was called Fontalloro, in the UK it sells for £40 per bottle.
Unusually for a Super Tuscan its 100% Sangiovese. We also tried their Grappa.,
The second ...
... it. I miss you! we are gonna get some rest then go out to a club/bar tonight i think around 10??? Hopefully i get to talk to you before that but yeaaa.. i miss ya mister!!! ill write you a longer one soon. How was aloha sushi with the laptop and how was open mic?? did you get mics?? tell me everyttthing!! love ya sir. ttys!
Dear Journal (6/27/09, 8:20pm)
Sooo I am now just writing about what happened yesterday in Siena just so that we can all get ...
... and some Medieval art that looks ridiculously primitive next to his stuff...but when you turn the corner and see the 12 foot tall statue at the end of the corridor, you stare in awe, no matter who you are. It is incredible! And, I have to mention, David is a very, very good looking man. Even his pupils are in the shapes of hearts (little known fact!), so you can't help but fall in love with him. Plus he just slayed a giant, which ups the attraction factor even more! ...