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Today we visited Siena, the birthplace of Saint Catherine. The city, as many of the ones we have already viisted, is a medieval one but this city no longer has its walls. It fought for many years with the people of Florence. It is famous for The Palio, which is a horse race that is held twice a year on July 2 and Aug 16. The people stand in the middle of the Piazza del Campo and on the outside edge and the ten horses race in between. The riders ride bareback and the 10 ...
... try - they get stuck and the spiders eat them. How absolutely COOL! Finally - the first good thing I have ever heard about a spider's worth! It only took me 48 years.
It was a group tour - so there are always those folks in the tour where you are thinking - oh boy, PLEASE I hope this bunch is NOT at our table for lunch it will kill the whole experience. You know the type - too many questions and you overall wonder how the group is traveling together and ...
... but wait till they're married to have sex, no profanity, no (real-life) violence, no perversion, drugs or depravity. They characters are awesome and the story gripping. So, what's not to love, right? So refreshingly different, and, like I said, good clean fun. Now. With that out of the way, I will begin with a huge paean for my wonderful husband: Throughout our lives and travels, he has not only indulged my interests in books and movies WAY ...
Brian highlight - tie between wine tour/tasting and eccentric steak dinner at Acquacheta
Brian lowlight - walking around Montepulciano, since everything was closed
Claibourne highlight - everything about Poggio Antico
Claibourne lowlight - everything in Montepulciano being closed
Christine highlight - our wine tour with Daniele!
Christine lowlight - having only 1 glass at dinner to share for water and wine
... views, before enjoying a leisurely lunch at a cafe Giorgio has recommended. Fiorentina T-bone steak is the specialty in this region, and they chop it with a big machette style knife, and grill it, but as they have a minimum order this would be far too much for me, so instead the waiter suggests a sliced fillet, cooked in the same style, simply served with olive oil, rock salt, and rosemary....and it's delicious (but of course that's nothing new!)...then ...