Castello Banfi - Il Borgo
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Today we visited Siena, the birthplace of Saint Catherine. The city, as many of the ones we have already viisted, is a medieval one but this city no longer has its walls. It fought for many years with the people of Florence. It is famous for The Palio, which is a horse race that is held twice a year on July 2 and Aug 16. The people stand in the middle of the Piazza del Campo and on the outside edge and the ten horses race in between. The riders ride bareback and the 10 ...
Monday morning broke early with the sound of voices, small truck engines and church bells as the day got underway about 7:00am. The local sanitation department was all over the weekends rubbish and street cleaners were out tidying up the town.
We stuck to our routine of morning coffee, e-news from overnight and surfing information about our next stop. Today's itinerary was the ...
... pan fried rabbit with olives and roasted potatoes. Dolci was a torte. She paired each course with a different wine from this area. We learned new recipes and techniques that we, (mostly Tom) will be able to make again when we return home.
After our siesta, we walked up the hill from where we are staying into Montalcino. It's a quaint little town with amazing views. Looking forward to exploring more of Tuscany tomorrow.
... her screechy accent could have been Eliza Doolittle before Professor Higgins’ training.
I want to try the bruschetta but since I don’t care for tomatoes, I think all is lost until I see a picture in the menu of a toasted bread treat with just cheese. When it arrives, I am surprised that it consists of sliced Italian bread, mozzarella and honey! I think it’s a form of bruschetta, but our ...
... the holy grass and some wine (Brunello?) and give it to the soldiers. "Carlo Magno" as he is known in Italian, declared that an abbey be built right on that spot to glorify the miracle. The abbey we see today dates back to the 12th century as it was built on the ruins of the original 8th century building.
Piazza del Popolo- this main square dates back to the 1300īs, and today houses the town hall. There are lovely porticos lined with cafes and shops ...