Residenza San Domenico
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... time he followed me back up to the store front around the corner. I had absolutely no idea what he was saying. I just smiled the whole time and threw in an occasional "si!" when it seemed he asked a question. I filled out a rental agreement, gave him my credit card and drivers license, got instructions on how to operate the Italian Corsa car, and got directions to our Bed & Breakfast ALL IN ...
... Baptistery. Today we are visiting four of the five sites. We will save the Duomo Museum until tomorrow.
The Duomo (Santa Maria deil'Assunta) is an ornate shrine to the Virgin Mary. As we found out when we first stepped into the Duomo, it is stacked with colorful art, from inlaid-marble floors to stained glass windows. Some call the interior "a Renaissance riot," because of its striped columns, intricate marble inlays, Michelangelo statues, and Bernini sculptures. The black ...
... through the second half and at the end with a standing ovation, she yelled encore! Which Steve pointed out "it's an opera, everyone's dead, there is no encore"
**** me, I just wanted to throttle her. I said to Steve on the way home, amongst other things, that Womby and Goldy might have grown up on the dusty side of the track certainly with no silver spoon, but we have more manners in our little fingernail than some snooty affluent dumb **** New Yorker.
The arias were ...
... settled by the Etruscans in 900BC and later occupied by the Romans around 400BC
It is quite hilly, with many narrow streets
The Santa Maria Church with its Mangia Tower, The San Domenico Cathedral and the Duomo di Siena are the cities main attractions. Saint Catherine was born here.
The interior of the Duomo looks a bit like a zebra with all the light and dark marble. What I loved most about this church was the accessibility of the art. We could get right up to it except for the ropes around some of the inlay on the floors. It took over 200 years to complete the floors but when you see the detail it is easy to imagine it taking that long.