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Day 10: Assisi – Siena - Assisi
After breakfast we will head south to Siena, the birthplace
of Saints Catherine (Doctor of the Church, and one of the two patron
Saints of Italy, with St. Francis of Assisi) and Bernardine (known as
the “Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the Catholic faith in
the 15th century). Siena is also one of Italy’s loveliest medieval
cities. Here we ...
... about all the many techniques. Thanks to my Pairing Food & Wine class, I've learned much about all this. I actually have to start writing a paper (due next week) about the main differences in the process of creating red & white wines (oenology). Anyways, covered from the rain & hail, we all sat around two large tables within the wine curator's family home. We were served: bread & prosciutto and ...
Siena was a beautiful Mediaeval town in Tuscany. We got a tour of a church, which was very creepy because it had the patron saints skull covered in wax, and her finger. Then we walked around and learned the history of the different neighborhoods in the city and about the twice annual horse race that occurred there. We were in the Rhino ...
... that we’re too early and that that Stephan has not come to work. Three Americans sitting next to us ask us how long it takes to become so well known at the restaurant and when we say 24 hours, they look at us with surprised expressions. Lunch for me consists of spaghetti Bolognese and a glass (or two) of the house Rosso Montalcino.
That evening we have a grand supper at the Trattoria l’Angolo, a ...
... was supposed to get off earlier at the Fortezza but felt unsure so took the bus to the main stop, then had to drag my luggage all the way through town back to the Palazzo B&B, that is, of course, right next to the Fortezza, where I am staying. Luckily this is a very small town--though it is hilly.
Huge Town Celebration Underway as I arrive!
As I am trudging up and downhill to get to my lodging, I run right into a huge celebration of the ...