Arca di Pienza
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- Continental Breakfast
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Depart Rome on the Tuscany relax and wine tour. (4 days, 3 nights) Rome, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Borgo San Luigi, Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano, Florence, Volterra, Pisa Day 1: Meeting point Carrano Office, Via V.E. Orlando, 95. Depart Rome at 7:15am. Travel through the provinces of Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany to the charming town of …
... is all marble in shades of white, pink and green. Along the walls are mosaics and paintings and behind the alter are lovely painted frescos around stained glass windows. The pulpit, a large white marble and porphyry creation by Arnolfo di Cambio is very impressive. Through a door on the north side is an enchanting room originally a library, the walls are painted in wonderful scenes in vivid colours painted 1502 to 1507 by Bernardino ...
When we woke up it was very cold, the thermometer was reading 3 degrees, we put the heating on and stayed in bed until things began to warm up. I looked like my old grandmother used to, with a pashmina wrapped around my head and shoulders to keep warm. Inside the top cupboards there was a thin layer of ice, we wondered just how cold it had been overnight? Once we had eaten breakfast Les set about mending yet another ...
The drive to Sienna is only a couple of hours, the country side of rolling hills was a pleasure to drive through, we arrived just after midday, parked in camper van parking place, in Italy they are called sosta, in France they are called aires.
After lunch we walked into Sienna, about 2.7 miles to the center. The weather is cold and sunny, but there must have been some snow fall yesterday as there are small piles of it that have fallen off ...
... about 15 minutes away where there is a giant Prada outlet store. Lovely clothes, bags, shoes etc but so very expensive. Even though we can get 30% discount off with cousin’s daughter – we have decided against this. So then we decided to ring and drop in on my Zia Nanina – which was lovely although she is consistently dominating in a sweet manner. Still raining we came home to cook our own dinner for a change. Our home is warm and cosy and hopefully the washing will ...