Hotel Antica Torre
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... I have been taking to making my "first glass" champagne, then "red" with the meal.
This practise is only in our village, not when I am driving!
We only spent two and half hours in Siena.
Sufficient for Phil to revisit the Bascilica of St. Catherine. She was a fourteen century Dominican Nun. The story goes, that she became very influential both within the church and politics. She is claimed to have brought together two feuding ...
... but maybe that is normal at this time of year?
Alongside the road we have seen vines, olives, sunflowers (gone over and presumably ready to harvest) and maize. There have been lots of little (and some not so little) lizards on the road - they peer up at us approaching and then scarper sharpish.
The roads have been much quieter today, which was nice.
The route taking in the hilltop towns was ...
... Awesome. So I tell the translator I haven't been feeling well and could I just sit outside for a minute? She asks me what's wrong and puts me in the living room, telling me to lie down with my feet up and she'll bring me some bread and sugar/lemon water. And this helps a bit, and I eventually feel a little better. But after she hears I've been like this for 5 days she gets concerned and tells me she's calling her friend in Montepulciano to get the name of a good Dr. Talk ...
... it's based on the story of a murderous Italian woman. I get so excited when I see film crews. I wanted to just jump in and start PAing. I love this ****!
Tried to make my way back to the train station but got incredibly lost. Ended up having to take a bus back. Ugh, I got so car sick on this bus. I thought I was going to throw up on the group of kids from Chile sitting across from me.
Got to ...
... night (it was now night) and the next train would be in an hour and a half. So believe it or not, we took a taxi - for 50 euros! We were just ...