Albergo San Biagio
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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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 ...
... met some lovely new friends- Elleanor and Kel from Benalla in Victoria/Aus, Theresa from California, Diane and David of Scotland, Bob and Carol, originally from Britain, now Citizens of the World.
Noel met and played golf with a lovely fellow ,Giorgio ,at the Lamborghini Golf Course. It turned out Giorgio and his gorgeous wife Ada have had their family home in Panicale for centuries. As is the way with the hospitable Italians , he then invited us to ...
... visual treat available - the sun casting long shadows over a distant valley; a terrace with a view that is to die for; a colorful explosion of drying laundry against tile roofs, a sky so blue that it looks like a movie set. But it is not just the visual that is in play in Tuscany - it is all the senses. The smell is like no other; a combination of sweet flowers, ancient dampness, crisp air and wood fire. Every night ...
... The floor though had pictures in it, scenes from the bible, it black and white marble. They were quite large, so i couldnt really get any good pics. THere were many small side chapels that were gold and glitzy, and had guards. One chapel had amazing frescoes painted on the walls, though they were more about some holy person from Siena, they also had original hymn books. One interesting site in there, was some Italian ...
... hall), unusually built on the lowest part of the square, and also the tall, slender Torre del Mangia that stands out against the sky (it reaches 102 metres including the lightning conductor). At the base of the Palazzo is the Chapel of the Virgin, or Chapel of the Square, constructed and voted for by the Sienese, after the end of the terrible plague of 1348. And ...