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Travel Blogs from Chianciano Terme
We decided to have a quietish day today. We set out mid morning and stopped at a menswear shop, where Pete discovered a nice cotton jumper. The only issue was size. The label indicated XXL. Now I have never been sized above a medium. But the nice young Italian said that Italians were generally smaller framed than Americans (can't argue with that) as he patted his stomach. I hasten to assure you that I haven't put on that ...
... the wall. That said we followed a one way street through many twists and turns until we found a way out and another place to park. It was pretty close to the entrance, so we did not have far to walk. We were somewhat surprised at the lack of tourists and activity. It was obvious that the town had h ad a big weekend as there were district flags everywhere and trestles piled up. We had a look at the church ...
... We lucked into a convenient car park just outside the walls and walked up into the town. The main piazza was hosting a show land shine of old model Italian cars, Fiats, Alfa Romeos and a couple of ring in minis and jags. All the boys were examining each other's toys and chatting about the cars. The Piazza was impressive and old, as most are and the Church was also very nice. There were some good views from the city walls of ...
Siena is possibly most famous for the Palio horse race held in the Piazza del Campo twice a year. If you have not heard of Siena you probably have seen photos of this famous race held in the centre of the city in historic costumes.
Siena is somewhere I have heard about over the years and finally I made it to see for myself. Siena is a popular tourist attraction, plenty of Americans here, but not to the point where ...
... toting our suitcases behind us, in search of a public phone. Just like at home, there really aren't many. After a few blocks, I was feeling brave, so I ducked into a little fashion store/sewing something of some kind that was filled with nice-looking ladies and asked where there might be a public phone. The lady spoke some English, and we managed to communicate. She was kind enough to make the call for me and in 5 minutes, we were greeted at the ...
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