Hotel Castello

Loc. Il Castello, Sovicille, Tuscany, 53010, Italy | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Loc. Il Castello, Sovicille, is near Siena Cathedral (Il Duomo), Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Pinacoteca Nazionale, and Ecco La Cucina.
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    Travel Blogs from Sovicille


    A travel blog entry by travellingshoes on Aug 11, 2014

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    ... from these events as the churches are really small and taking photos is not allowed as it will disturb the horse. If you do want to see it, find a contrada that does the blessing outdoors. It is a very serious event and we were lucky to witness how the local citizens experience and celebrate on this special day of the year. All were gearing up for this big event with banners, flags and all the seating set up. After the tour we had lunch overlooking the Palazzo IIl Campo and then ...


    A travel blog entry by marrigolde on Jul 02, 2014

    ... to bustle our way through. The stands are like a building from Lego land, we make it to no. 23 and the seating guy has to take apart a couple of step sections to let us through. John Cooksley , sorry mate but you would have no chance. Womby got through, and I had to hold my boobs down with one hand and suck in my tummy and squish it down with the other hand, stand on tip toe to squeeze through. Was really funny. Laughing tremendously with the poor Italian seating guy, he ...

    Day 13 Wednesday 5th June

    A travel blog entry by shanwilson on Jun 05, 2013

    ... we studied in depth Michael Angelo David ...observed him from every side. We also saw other statues he started but didn't finish which illustrated well the technique he used in his sculpturing. A lot of sculptures at the time made plaster casts to measure to get dimension correct...Michael Angelo only did this on a few occasions... David was also made from a flawed piece of marble which ...

    The bells toll very early in Siena...

    A travel blog entry by aj.delacova on Sep 12, 2012

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    ... to how many times the bells were to ring. In Spain, the church bells rang a specific amount of chimes in order to signify a time of day. Not here! Just ring and ring and ring until everyone in town was up. I don't see how anyone could sleep thru that wake up call... It is now 07:03 and all is quiet again. No need for an alarm clock here... God gives you your wake up call. I thought I would snooze for another hour, BUT the church bells started ringing at ...

    Il Palio . . . . An amazing day!

    A travel blog entry by theb-cfamily on Aug 16, 2011

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    Very quickly . . . Siena was abuzz with festivities, dinners, parades, competitive banter . . .just wild! At ...