Castello Banfi - Il Borgo
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... the Piazza Del Campo, one of Italy’s finest
squares and visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis,
containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that remained intact since
1730. After lunch, we will continue on to view the incorrupt head of St.
Catherine at the Basilica of St. Dominic (Her body is preserved in Rome
in the Basilica St. Maria sopra Minerva). We travel back to Assisi for
dinner and ...
... align: justify; background-color: rgb(243, 243, 235);">PANTERA (Panther) a rampant panther. Red and blue with white bands.
SELVA (Forest) a rhinoceros bearing a huge tree hung with hunting implements. Green and orange-yellow with white bands.
Siena was a beautiful Mediaeval town in Tuscany. We got a tour of a church, which was very creepy because it had the patron saints skull covered in wax, and her finger. Then we walked around and learned the history of the different neighborhoods in the city and about the twice annual horse race that occurred there. We were in the Rhino ...
... we have ever seen. The vaults were sometimes several stories high. We walked through a literal labyrinth of caves until finally we found an Etruscan well.
Entering the tasting room we met Enrico Trabalzini who claimed to be royalty and proudly showed me his family tree painted on the wall. After sampling some wines and grappa, we purchased a few bottles for now and a few more to be shipped ...
... have not tried the Mandarin flavor as of yet, but the limone is definitely out of this world. Because it comes frozen in a cup you have to eat it with a spoon.
I bought my round trip Siena tickets from the tobacco shop behind the biglietteria for close to 18 euro and headed to the train, which I made just in the nick of time five minutes before departure. So far so good. I made sure to stamp both the green and the blue ticket required at the green machine ...