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Back in the car and on our way to Montepulciano Grant says… “Ok.. I think we are in Tuscany and the sun is shining… does that mean we can leave now?” Show this guy a movie with anything Italian and forever it will be quoted back to you! (For those who haven't seen it... Under the Tuscan Sun was the reference!).
Essentially today is a travel day. We left at 10am “ish” and should arrive around 3pm. ...
Off to Torre del Mangia. Took a shortcut past Casa di S. Caterina, a very peaceful courtyard with chapels....till the tour groups and loud speaking guides arrived. Fortunately by then we had had time to appreciate S. Caterina's tatue and the beauty within the chapels, including some intricate mosiac floor work. St Catherine, who lived in the 1300's, was a spiritual writer, philosopher and theologian who was a successful eminassary for ...
... the Piazza Del Campo, one of Italy’s finest
squares and visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis,
containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that remained intact since
1730. After lunch, we will continue on to view the incorrupt head of St.
Catherine at the Basilica of St. Dominic (Her body is preserved in Rome
in the Basilica St. Maria sopra Minerva). We travel back to Assisi for
dinner and ...
... point of the city. This beautiful Gothic cathedral was one of Italy's first. Michaelangelo, who was 27 years old at the time was commissioned by the pope to adorn a portion of the wall. Siena was in competition with Florence on building the biggest most incredible cathedral so it was amazing! Construction began in the 14th century. The floor was as artistic as the walls. The floors of inlaid marble took over 200 years to complete. It has 56 different panels designed by ...
When I first watched "Under the Tuscan" I thought Tuscany was a specific place, a village called Tuscany, so I kept saying to Tom, after Florence can we go to Tuscany? Mshamba (Swahili for Villager, or someone that was not wise in the ways if the world), is what felt like when I realized, after looking at a map, that its a region and Florence is in it! So we arrive in Florence after a pretty nail biting drive around winding roads to a creepy campsite. A ...