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... 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 ...
... to what I usually have but nothing spectacular - I guess this is what the locals eat at home. The packaged biscottate was basically just a toast substitute. I also had pear juice and tea.
Chiave secondi: The key to the foyer broke off in the lock when I tried to turn it - I only turned it once and it just twisted off like it was really soft. I immediatley went up to Maria's to tell her, thinking that no one in the apartment block would be able ...
Siena is a medieval hill town in Tuscany, Italy. (It is the capital of the province of Siena.) Siena is about 200km north of Rome and 60km south of Florence near the center of the
Tuscany region. The town is famous for its large fan-shaped piazza. Piazza del Campo is the heart of the town and is the home to the famous summer horse-race, known as "Il Palio".
Today the horse races remain to be a big deal for the town. There are 6 districts that ...
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 ...
... the courtyard for a wine tasting. The six varieties of wines, olive oil and grappa pleased everyone and we made several purchases to add to each of our personal wine collections.
Once the wine tasting was done, we made our way into Montalcino. There we found Le Logge, a small restaurant owned by Simone. Simone acted as server and was very patient with us. We had a light(ish) lunch in Italian terms. After lunch, Mom and Dad went shopping and ...