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Travel Blogs from Vagliagli
... took all these pictures at the market but sorry to say I didn't buy anyone anything. I still got almost 4 weeks of lugging my suitcase around so don't be mad. Next time you just have to come with and next time I'm coming with an empty suitcase! So I addition to the outdoor market that went on and on, I wandered into this 3 story building where the entire downstairs is produce, meats, cheeses, olive oils, fresh fish, etc. Everything you could ...
... The Palio horse race is 10 horses, one horse selected for 10 of the 17 contrade. After a look around beautiful Siena we boarded the bus and headed towards our lunch destination, an organic farm called Fattoria Poggio Alloro. They grow olives to make olive oil, grapes for their wines, saffron, to name just a few things. Lunch was on a lovely terrace overlooking the rolling hills of the Chianti region with San Gimignano in the background sitting proudly at the top of a hill. ...
... which is ok, but Shirely and I lined up at 8am (hoping to miss the big queues) see the real thing and after 2hrs of waiting, we were in.
Now, I don't have a great sense of artistic appreciation in my DNA, however this statue was perfection. It was carved from a slab of marble left over from the construction of the Duomo. It took 3 yrs to complete and when finished in 1504, stood just over 5 meters high and weighed about 6 tons. ...
... miles an hour since we got here, so it was nice to just relax my muscles and feet for a day. The roommates and i just walked downtown and got more groceries and cooked fettucine alfredo at home :).
I can't believe we've only been here for 4 days, it feels like forever already. Tomorrow we're getting up at the ********** of dawn to get some sketches in around town before class, so i'm off to bed!
... s it's sunny. Who cares that we haven't had a transformative dinner yet, it keeps the excitement of anticipation alive. So what that the Chianti day trip plans we spent all last night researching fell through in a split second at the bus stop. We are now en route to Siena, a highlight from my last voyage.
As always, what I find myself needing to learn over and over (and over) is that when you let go and let God, life is far more fabulous ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service