Castello di Leonina Relais
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... something more that I could not put into words. Internally, I wanted to change somehow, though trying to explain that within the confines of the English language will never fully encapsulate that innate desire that burned inside.
Now that this dramatic shift in lifestyle has happened, though, it's much easier to put it all into words. The issue I face now as a writer is that I can only truly describe it by telling stories ...
... my first non-pickled olive and discovered that I actually likete fresh ones. Thus fortified we climbed back in the car for a trip to Montepulciano. Our GPS led us on a harrowing journey on increasingly treacherous roads and as the rain became very heavy we finally gave up. The ordeal wasn't over as the GPS took us on a hour long back road trek. We were very glad to get back to Casseta.
Since tomorrow Bernice and Jim fly home, we went in to Siena for dinner at a ...
... to the church, we all got drenched. Inside, those of use with shorts above the knee had to put on little brown skirts (even the guys), which was very attractive. Eduardo gave us an overview of the churches history and then waited for the Bendectine Monks to chant. The Monks moseyed in, settled themselves in their assigned spots and began the beautiful chant that echoed through the church. It was so relaxing that most of us ...
... leaving for some place with more life in it, but boy were we glad we didn't! The place filled up quickly and the food may have been the best we've eaten so far in Italy [okay, maybe right up there with the truffle pasta in Rome for me (Jen)]. We ordered the fried zucchini flowers and caprese salad to start. I ordered the ravioli with eggplant and mozzarella, and Carrie ordered the gnocchi with Gorgonzola and walnuts for our mains. For dessert, we ordered the tiramisu and panna ...
... br> Yesterday, Elenka and I visited the Basilica of San Domenico in Siena. (it's the church photo in the body of the text, taken from our terrace) Inside the church there's a chapel. And on the altar of this chapel sits encased the over 600 year old head of Catherine Benincasa.
Elenka and I won't complete this journey until we've traveled all the way to Transylvania in search of Dracula's Castle. If only we'd known that Italy held such macabre treasures.