Relais Badia Di Campoleone
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Day 255 12 hrs, 4.5 kms Arezzo feels more like the cities of the northern plains--large, flat, well planned... with a train station directly facing the heart of the city. But it does have an obvious idiosyncrasy: a statue of a lion--but not an ordinary lion... a lion with goats head coming out of its back! This is the Chimera, a mythological creature I'd never heard about, that dates back to the days of the Etruscans--and is a symbol of th city. Not sure quite what to make of ...
... Inside is a sensory and spiritual barrage of striped columns (white and black marble, symbolic colors of the city of Siena), 56 incredible marble inlaid biblical and historical scenes, an altar partially created by Michelangelo, a chapel to the Virgin Mary, and the heads of about 1000 years of popes looking down on the cathedral's main nave. Absolutely wonderful.
A bit later that day, ...
... St Peters Bascilica but the queue was massive.
So instead we walked around to the Vatican Museum to see how big the queue was for it – but there wasn’t any queue, we walked straight in with me saying to Glenda ‘there must be something wrong’ – but there wasn’t. Wow- talk about stunning, amazing, awesome…. And that was just the building itself the artworks are beyond words. There are four miles of galleries (and ...
... Piazza il Campo but the view from the hill top was great. We spent the rest of the afternoon walking along the narrow side streets shopping and enjoying the city.
Unfortunately, it was time to get back on the bus and head back to (ugh) Florence. The drive back though was nice on a highway through the Tuscan country side. Passing villas, farms and grape vineyards lined with tall cypress trees, I wished ...
... our own and get lunch, but by the time we were released everyone was taking their siesta so the majority of the shops were closed and food was a little harder to find. But eventually we found a pizza place and it was AWESOME!!!! They are not kidding when they say Italy has the best pizza! We found the way back to the train station on our own and headed back to Castiglion for naps!!!
Sunday was pretty uneventful since classes started on Monday, we went ...