Villa Piccola Siena
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This was supposed to be a 1/2 day outing..........but We started early in the morning after a lovely salad, grilled vegetables, sausage ( from yesterday), ham and egg breakfast. Sue cooked up a storm! We had heard that we needed to park outside the city wall for the day and walk in. Paid parking of course as car spaces are at a premium. We enjoyed the beautiful sunny clear morning drive but were not expecting the traffic, narrow windy streets and congestion of outside of the wall. It was ...
We got up at 6am and went for a 1 hour walk to the lower part of town in Colle di Val D'Elsa. We walked down the steep narrow road to the lower part of the town and wandered through the local streets and piazza's before catching the lift back up. The upper part of town where we are staying is on top of a steep cliffed hill as is common in Italy. The lift is built inside the rock face, quite a clever concept, beats walking up the slope.
Our bus picked us up at 9 for our trip ...
... Siena and each compete for the banner (..not money..) in the horse race. Each district has it's own colors and symbols (along with it's own church and much more!) that are represented in each race.
AQUILA (Eagle) a double-headed eagle with imperial symbols. Yellow with black and blue bands.
... their meals. Strolling arm-in-arm we found our way back to Il Campo to find the stars shining, glasses clinking and a deep royal blue sky dotted with the half-moon. We sat under a wool blanket on the still sun-warmed bricks to take in the gift of this day.
….we won’t mention the spats over wrong turns, wrong buses, impossible-to-find restaurants on empty stomachs or Tommy’s aching ...
[J] Sarah and I had heard about an interesting little town in Tuscany called San Gimignano (pronounced san jimin-yawn'-oh) and we really wanted to check it out. Unfortunately, it is so tucked away in the Tuscan hills that's it's very difficult to get to. We had pretty much given up on getting to go when one of our new friends from church let us know that she works at a tour office setting up day trips to various ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVilla Piccola Siena
A beautiful piazza with churches, town hall, restaurants, etc.
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