Agriturismo La Gavina
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A one hour bus trip from Florence brought us to Siena near the heart of the Tuscany wine region. We collected our little Fiat 500 Noddy car and driving on the "wrong" side of the road we set off to Romitorio Di Serelle, a wine and olive oil farm which is our home for five nights.
In ancient times the "Romitorio de Serelle" was actually a hermitage placed on the way towards the Benedictine Monastery of Camaldoli and it represented ...
... singing in Italian, and English. Simon & Garfunkel's Scarborough Fair featured as did a number of Irish folk songs. After this, we walked the streets again. Lots more 'bits' happening in different piazzas. Then, a parade of White costumed girls & guys,.. followed, a bit later, by a parade of 'Satan and his concubines',.. all in red costumes. Lots of food stalls,.. and lots more entertainment. The craft offerings up in the old town were a cut above those on offer ...
... walk home, I was detoured several times as the main streets were closed for the contrada dinners that were private. I tried to stay calm, focused and keep my sense of direction solid. I was successful. I made it to the Porta Romano without incident. Whew!
Today, I plan to lay a bit low, work a bit and then get ready to leave at 4:15 to walk to my place for the Palio. It will be a long evening. I am also getting ...
... the stigmata which are the wounds of Christ. Still in her twenties, she was invited to France where the Pope was living. She helped convince Pope Gregory XI to return the papacy to Rome. She is revered today as the Patron Saint of Europe. There are several relics in the San Domenica church including her thumb, a chain she used to scourge herself, and her actual head, which was a little strange to see. From this church, we walked over to the Sanctuary of St. Catherine which is ...
... to each end, but we never lost that feeling, that innate sense of who we are - true Italians at heart no matter the distance how far. So I’ve returned home to the place of my birth with fresh eyes and new soul shedding my skin of this Earth. Around the world and back again - from the far east to the west - a year in the making, facing trials, tribulations and tests. To find me standing here under the amber glow ...
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