Castello di Velona
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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 ...
Siena is a medieval hill town in Tuscany, Italy. (It is the capital of the province of Siena.) Siena is about 200km north of Rome and 60km south of Florence near the center of the
Tuscany region. The town is famous for its large fan-shaped piazza. Piazza del Campo is the heart of the town and is the home to the famous summer horse-race, known as "Il Palio".
Today the horse races remain to be a big deal for the town. There are 6 districts that ...
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 ...
... br> Rick Steves' travel books have been the backbone of everything we have done in Europe. I had also downloaded his audio tours for various museums and city walkabouts. In the menu of podcasts are Rick's interviews with various people connected to an area. One such interview was with the author, sailor and vintner Ferenc Mate. He has written several books, one of which is A Tuscan Vineyard. I bought ...
... binario (platform) so as not to incur a big fine.
The train is pretty empty at this hour so I can spread out and type in comfort on my iPad travelpod app. I was going to listen to Rosetta Stone tapes my Texas housemate Wes so kindly loaded on my iPod but accidentally put on my music instead, of which I have about 10 days worth,so don't I hear any one tune that often. It is probably less demanding and less distracting to have music rather than ...