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Travel Blogs from Montepulciano
... 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 ...
... and un Giappenese. We had two young male teachers who spoke in Italian for most of the time, English was greatly discouraged.
After class I went in search of a bancomat that would actually dispense me some money - the fifth one I tried worked but I could not withdraw as much as I needed - talk about frustrating! At one stage I went inside a bank to ask for assistance but the woman said she could not help me, I had to use the ATM. Getting inside ...
... Siena and each compete for the banner (..not money..) in the horse race. Each district has it's own colors and symbols (along with it's own church and much more!) that are represented in each race.
AQUILA (Eagle) a double-headed eagle with imperial symbols. Yellow with black and blue bands.
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 ...
... into caves to find the wine cellar. Once there, we saw wine stored in huge barrels. Officially weirded out and lost, since the exit dumped us on a side street, we asked for directions to the church. A lady looked at us as though we all had 5 heads and pointed to the building 300 feet away. The church was unfortunately closed so they made their way back through the side streets to the square to find Mom and Dad.
Dinner was at Osteria ...
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