Residenza San Domenico
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Breakfast Available
- Refrigerator in room
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... that went past us as we sat in cafes, eating locale Pici pasta , with a ragu/ meat sauce of boar/hare/duck or some other poor, but very tasty creature and sipping their Vino Rosso .We got a taste for the locale dolce/dessert - Cantucci and VinSanto . They are hard sweet biscuits ,often with pistachio or chestnuts , that you soak in the dessert wine for 2-3 minutes until softened . Kind of a Siennese tiramisu - molto buona !!
We were in a very local ...
... two-light or three light windows to be allowed on other buildings on the Piazza.
Next we visited Santa Maria della Scala also referred to as the Hospital as originally it cared for abandoned children. It was one of Europe's first hospitals.
That afternoon there was a large parade of floats and people from the winning area of the Palio. Siena is famous for its Palio, a horse race around the Piazza del Campo. Each horse represents ...
... it was beautiful to see. I saw tombs of previous Popes, one of which was exposed because when his body was excavated, it was nearly perfectly preserved, with the exception of his face, which they recreated with wax.
I saw St. Peter’s tomb, and many more statues and mosaics of religious significance. There are no paintings in St. Peter’s Cathedral - only mosaics. As we were learning about various things, we ...
... girls. Didn't end up going out, so finally got to bed at a decent time.
Woke up this morning, said goodbyes, took train to Siena. Had long walk from station to hostel. A night at this hostel is cheap (€14, cheapest accomodation of trip so far), but requires 20 min bus ride to get to central siena. Usually, when it comes to selecting a hostel, location is the most important factor. Kinda dropped the ball on this ...
Doing pretty well just following road signs - not even a map!! Except leaving Siena - ok - confession time - had to pull out R's phone for GPS but just for a short time and we were back on track.
Trip to Siena was just a teensie taster - I could have spent much longer - gorgeous shops!! and so many more sites to see. But R was shufflin' his feet and focussed on leaving so off we went after touring about and a ...