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... patron saint of iItaly. Not sure why her head is separate from her body, which is located in her old family home not far from where her head is. The whole thing is weird to me. I also do not understand why she does not have a church named after her in Siena. Ended the day in Siena by having my first taste of gelato which is Italy's version of ice cream, just not quite frozen. There are stores selling it every block and it is very popular. There are a gazillion flavors. It was ...
... little "Secondo Calazione..... Second Breakfast" as the Italians call it , of a pastry and cappucino. Aaaaahhh ......Bellissimo.
I try and read a book ,or do the blog, but invariably end up chatting with some of the others visiting or living in Panicale .There are quite a few foreigners (straniere) who own homes in Panicale and live here half the year and their home country remainder of the year ....... I believe it's called "La Dolce Vita".
... sweeping vistas are breathtaking with verdant hills stretching as far the eye can see. But at the same time, you can look closely in any direction and see an ancient stone wall from the 6th century with crystalline glimmers or flowers that would be the envy of any master gardener. Time and space are linked in this place. There are steep hills everywhere that force you to stop and rest and when you do, there is ...
... is taken into the contrada church to be blessed he is ready to race. (these people are serious) Siena used to have other events, but they have been phased out. Jousting, wrestling, etc.
Anywho, the small town was nice, quiet. We sat on the square, at pizza, let the kids run. We walked to the Duomo, which was pretty impressive for a 13th century church. Those kind of places are VERY difficult to take any really ...
... is made of red bricks arranged in fishbone style, divided into a sunburst pattern by nine strips of travertine (in memory of the Government of the Nine, who ruled over the city from 1292 to 1355). The white marble of the Fonte Gaia stands out on the paving, it is the masterpiece of 1419 by Jacopo della Quercia, later replaced by a copy. There is also the Palazzo ...