Calcione Country and Castle
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- Tennis Court
- Outdoor pool
- High-speed internet in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Multilingual staff
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... to lunch @ Barberino but it was a very warm day. The setting for lunch was great - outside under umbrellas looking over the countryside. Barbarian was a medieval walled town on the top of a hill. There was a church next to the restaurant we had lunch at. Inside the church was a mummified body of one of the parish priests from 1295. On leaving Barbarino we lost one member temporarily. Stuart has the route marked in his Garmin which also has maps loaded. ...
... 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 ...
It was a wash out. Funny how those first few days you are excited and don't mind the rain coming down. After six days and lots of riding, only one out of 14 of us wanted to go out and ride today. Some got a ride into Siena to spend a few hours walking around in the rain, one couple had to head to Florence later today, so just went early, the rest are just hanging out. Nothing exciting to report, but you never know what we will get going later ...
... call him and let him know what he thought of the those soccer balls...Billy and I wouldn't give him the number (not that we had it, but for some reason he thought we had a direct line to Rick Steve's. Believe it or not, I seriously thought he was going to throw the book out the window there for a minute.
So we followed the soccer balls and followed them some more...at least until we were tired of driving around in circles...until you see ...
... down and get a free art and history lesson, learning that some pieces were cut out and sold individually and legally at some point to collectors and sit in museums in London and other places. Lastly, we get to climb up spiral stairs to the top of a walled arch that was originally supposed to be the back of the church. Siena wanted to build a bigger cathedral than Florence so in the 1330s started on this extension. The plague hit, killing thousands along with ...