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Seldom does a feeling come along as purely exciting as pulling off the rocky dirt road of the farm with a full tank of gas on the moped, an empty memory card in the camera and a day with no responsibilities whatsoever. Today I headed for San Gimigniano, which I knew was generally South-West from me. I left the maps behind and headed out with 20 euro and time to kill.
Gone are the days of tall, steaming mugs of black ...
... buildings as well as churches. The Palazzo Comunale, the Collegiate Church and Church of Sant' Agostino contain frescos, including cycles dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. The "Historic Centre of San Gimignano", is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area. For a second day we got rain but ...
... Laurie got hit on by a Morrocan Gigilo. Don B you had better be jealous.
Early to bed.
Today, Dianne and Laurie are just getting lost in the city and Karen and Becky are having a rest day, reading, journaling and doing our laundry (thank you dears).
Tomorrow we are off on a bus tour to Sienna all day so we will blog on Sunday some time.
Love to all,
Dianne, Karen, Becky and Laurie
... stores. His tiny shop is where he creates everything on site, including the fine gold wire to make the chains and necklaces, inspired by early Egyptian chains. He even took the time to show us his machines used for carving the gold and silver, and the process to make his ring designs. If you are fond of original pieces, his designs are exquisite. Whilst he knew we were not purchasing today, Andrea was keen to share his knowledge with us. ...
... At the high point of trade in San Gimignano during the 13th and 14th century, as many as 72 towers, some of them as tall as 54 meters lined the main street of the city and today, 14 of these towers have survived.
San Gimignano started out like most of the other smaller hill towns we have visited in Italy, lots of medieval looking buildings, lots of churches, brick paved streets and many small ...