Residenza San Domenico

Address: Via della Sapienza 39, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy | B&B
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      Day Thirty Four: Sienna, San gimangimo, and Pisa

      A travel blog entry by carolinesheats on Sep 26, 2014

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      ... to go to the old walled city of San Gimigniamo! We had a bit of time to explore, and we were able to get some gelato that is ranked one of the best in the world! It was delicious!!! Apparently Obama and his wife came to this gelato shop a few years ago so now they have a flavor called Michelle Obama... We didn't try it, it was too hard to figure out what was in it! We hopped back on ...

      Driving to Siena

      A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Aug 30, 2014

      3 comments, 27 photos

      ... With a population of 60,000, it was even larger than Paris. Situated on the north-south road to Rome, Siena traded with all of Europe. Then, in 1348, the Black Death (bubonic plague) swept through Europe, hitting Siena and cutting the population by more than a third. Siena never recovered.

      After lunch, were back on the streets and headed to the Duomo (Cathedral). Many great buildings were built the 13th century, including the Duomo. It was started in ...

      ...and you're the dirty rascall

      A travel blog entry by tk2014 on May 28, 2014

      13 photos

      ... as a lookout for Siena, but has been owned by our host Nicola's family since about 1850. Nicola's mother and his aunt now own half shares in the castle and it's estate - Nicola runs his B&B from his mother's half. "Nona" is still involved with the B&B, cooking homemade jams and pastries for breakfast and running cooking classes from the farmhouse a short drive from the castle (sadly Nona's class was booked out during our stay - we are sure it ...

      Day 1 - Off to explore

      A travel blog entry by holdfast on Oct 07, 2013

      2 comments, 3 photos

      ... menacingly. There were quite a few tourists but it was definitely not crowded. The Duomo (the local church) was open and empty so we went in and had a good look around. The vaulted ceilings were impressive as was the fact that the church seemed to be slipping into the valley below: You seemed to be walking downhill as you walked towards the altar. Something to do with not building it on solid foundations. There is a parable ...

      Does signora really want to drink a zuchini?

      A travel blog entry by sorialsights on Jul 06, 2013

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      ... park compared to yesterdays ventures. We enjoyed dinner of chicken liver, pasta, chicken and potato, chianti and a lethal version of grappa that they threw in because I must have looked like I enjoyed my vino! We then checked out the large piazza where the Sienna races occurs every July known as The Palio de Siena where no rules and no stewards interfere with the first to cross the line. Tomorrow is a full day checking out this interesting ...