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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 ...
... in the first place was interesting, you have to press a button to enter a round glass chamber and then wait for the inside door to slide open - I felt like I was going to be beamed up to the Enterprise, lol.
Chiave tertza: On my return to the apartment I could not get the key to the side gate to work and was reluctant to apply any force due to this morning's mishap. I had just decided to sit and wait for someone to come home when the electric ...
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It was one of Europe's wealthiest cities from 1260-1348. Many of its buildings and art works originate from that time. Now, the historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Today we got to see the historical place for ourselves. ...
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 walk around the town in the down pouring rain which seemed to never end. It was then time to load up on the bus and head to Montalcino, which is a more modern winery. We drove into the middle of no where, up mountain sides weaving in and out of turns. Of course it was still raining but at least this tour was inside for the most part. We started our tour in the fermentation room. It did not have a very pleasing scent what-so-ever, but we got to see first hand how the ...
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