Residenza San Domenico
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Today was our only full day here in Siena and we were really looking forward to exploring. We had decided last night to try and find each contrade's fountain, we had a the map which David had marked the location of all the fountains on, although there were a couple that we could only find the street name and not the location on the street but we figured it wouldn't be to hard.
Since 1729 there have been only 17 Contrades in total here in Siena reduced down ...
... From 1260-1348 Siena was a major banking and trade center, and had military power in the same class with Florence, Venice and Genoa. Then the Black Death hit, wiping out a third of its population. Siena never recovered. Situated atop three hills, with its red-brick lanes cascading in every direction, it's thriving historic center offers Italy's best medieval city experience. We made our way past ancient buildings to ...
... Berardenga where we were able to go down to the cellars and view the humongous wine barrels. Irene was so knowledeable and personable, we didn't want to leave. She had worked in West Hartford, CT for 9 months as an au pair and her English was very good. On the way back through Siena, we stopped into the historic center and finished our night with dinner at an underground Enoteca/Ristorante, Compagnia dei Vinattieri. I AM EXHAUSTED! Bringing out those Tylenol PM's ...
... needed to house the offices of the Magistrates and the bureaucrats responsible for the smooth the administration of the Public Offices. A meeting was held in July 1297 between the Magistrates and the residents of the Terzi (the three distinct parts of Siena) to establish the terms and a timeline for the construction of the new Town Hall. Around 1308, the Palazzo was practically done, but it would take another 40 years to finish the left wing and the large bell tower. The ...
... the baddies away. Then back to the little church.
Cutesy cutesy, very small, domed ceiling, not much fanfare of statues or frescos. Rows of seats a small stage and a highly polished grand piano. Took seats, people next to me turned up and said hello, introductions, where are you from bla bla bla, these people were from New York, silly thing was I found them hard to understand, but friendly.
Pianist, Soprano and Tenor, performing arias from La Boheme, ...