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Day 10: Assisi – Siena - Assisi
After breakfast we will head south to Siena, the birthplace
of Saints Catherine (Doctor of the Church, and one of the two patron
Saints of Italy, with St. Francis of Assisi) and Bernardine (known as
the “Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the Catholic faith in
the 15th century). Siena is also one of Italy’s loveliest medieval
cities. Here we ...
... winemaking leftovers.. it tasted absolutely awful.) I think they were trying to get us drunk.
Sammi and I had a bit of a rough time getting home (no not because we drank too much). For those that have been keeping up on my blogs, just think about the travel story in Sicily. Basically Italian public transportation sucks. And trains, are simply not my friend.
Live and learn, right? Again…
Siena was a beautiful Mediaeval town in Tuscany. We got a tour of a church, which was very creepy because it had the patron saints skull covered in wax, and her finger. Then we walked around and learned the history of the different neighborhoods in the city and about the twice annual horse race that occurred there. We were in the Rhino ...
... to fruits and vegetables, you can pretty much find everything you need! I even succumbed to the Italian lifestyle and Jason bought me a winter jacket for 25 euros! Mama mia!!! We even bought vegetables for our dinner. Once we were satiated our desire for shopping with purchases of vegetables and clothing, we walked back to Casa Elisa.
We relaxed for a bit and then walked a few Tuscan blocks to Hotel Palazzo del Capitano to schedule our ...
Today after breakfast we headed out to visit Pienza, When we got there, there was a market going on selling fruit, meat, clothes, lollies, handbags and more. The village was really quaint and we took heaps of photos and bought some pistachio nuts.
Then we headed off to Montepulciano which is where the Twilight movie was filmed. It was a bit busier there with tourists. We had some lunch there and wandered around for a while.
After that we went to ...