Borgo al Cerro
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... contradas. (I think there are 9 contradas in total). The picture of it taken from the air looked beautiful, with the horse race track around the outside of the paving.
On we went and came to the Piazza del Campo which contains the famous gothic 'striped' cathedral built in Sinena in the early 1200's! Here I go again but this was absolutely INCREDIBLE. Had to see it to believe it. As much as I rave about Yorkminster being my favourite cathedral, I've ...
... including a replica of Michelangelo's David which replaces the original because it was starting to deteriorate in that location. It's here that I see the work that stands out for me from the whole day: a magnificent sculpture of The Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna. I'm not quite sure what it is about it that makes it stand out from its world-class peers in this treasury of sculptural art, but I'm particularly awed by the way that the sculptor has captured the impression ...
... in Italy, I had the most awesome sandwich for lunch and it was only $5! Did have to queue for it though. After lunch we wandered around the city seeing enjoying the scenery.. It's a beautiful city with so much to do. I have decided that for this to feel like a holiday I need to be eating, drinking and doing what appeals to me rather than waiting in lines and hurriedly ticking off ALL the sights, so will be keeping the museums and galleries to a minimum and just see ...
... but it actually was. I get to keep it, so once it dries I'll send a picture!
Saturday morning, Miryea and I made the trek to Venice. Saturday was lovely. We checked into our B&B, walked across the Rialto bridge, and in general got some great views of Venice. Then we took a waterbus to Murano, in search of some glass. Even though the island was mostly stores, they had a few really cool glass installations around. Also, apparently they used to sequester all ...
... famous horse race in Sienna. What makes this horse race so famous?
2. Sienna is very famous for a particular color of marble. What color is is the marble from Sienna?
3. The statue of Dante is in Florence. It is a very old statue. The German playwright made Dante into quite a famous story. Why is Dante so famous?
4. In Sienna there are several statues of the twins Romulus and Remus. What makes these twins so ...