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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 ...
Well after a so-so night in my little bedsit I was up bright and early again but felt cheery. The shower was a challenge - it was extremely high on the wall beside the bathroom door and just squirted down onto the drainage hole in the floor. I had to remove the garbage, shut the lid on the toilet and turn the cover over the toilet paper before attempting this. Naturally the whole tiny room got wet but the shower was hot and refreshing.
Chiave primo: ...
... color: rgb(243, 243, 235);">CHIOCCIOLA (Snail) a snail. Yellow and red with blue bands.
ONDA (Wave) a swimming dolphin wearing a crown. White and blue.
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 ...
... By that time, once we reoriented ourselves, we decided to scrap the monastery. I've been looking forward to seeing Siena for a long time and wanted to arrive well before dark. Stopping by the abbey would have eaten up the few remaining hours of daylight left to us.
Siena was worth it and our hotel (actually a studio apartment with a kitchenette and a washing machine (huzzah!)) is great. We're an easy 20 minutes walk into the center of ...