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Today was planned to provide some much needed respite to some tired feet. We jigsawed the luggage into the car, and off we went. Our first stop was the currently-under-construction temple in northeastern Rome. I was hoping it would be further along, but since the 2 spires are still under construction we didn't bother to turn around after I missed the turn off.
We headed north, planning to drive through the Tuscan hills to Siena, then on to spend ...
There was so much packing to do, as you can imagine, we have collected a few things along the way, Laurie made me dispense with a few things since I have had a little retail therapy! All is good though and we managed to squeeze everything in. Gea, our landlord, came around for a farewell drink, after she left we went into "Antica Enoteca" in via della Croce near the Spanish Steps for a pasta and a bottle of Nero d'Avola, yum, an early night, we have a big day ...
... off we headed to the city square, which brings me to the blog title. As soon as we got into to city square I immediately recognized it. I thought it was very odd and I assumed I had seen pictures and dreamt it before. As a group we travelled to the duomo and that is when I knew that I had definitely been to Siena before. Basically when i was very young I went to Elba island, on the way there we stopped in Italy though and ...
... Siena before we were getting picked up for our Castle and Chianti tour.
Now aware on the Zona Traffica Limitato, we found our park well outside of it, mind you the massive stone wall was a bit of an indicator also. With only 2 hours to explore the medieval city, we made our way firstly to Il Campo. This slopping piazza has been Siena's social centre for nearly 600 years. Housing the 14th century Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) and 120 ...
... helped. Thanks Shelley and Kat. I kept reminding myself to pedal with my whole foot and to engage my core all the way up and down some pretty spectacular hills. The 7 spin classes on the ship helped to work off the cruise food and keep us both in shape. Thanks Ely.
We had 2 rides in the Canary Islands and by the time we had been in Rome nearly a week and found some bike paths we had a great day riding in and around Rome. ...