Hotel Corsignano - Pienza
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This weekend was one of good food, good wine, beautiful views, and time spent with great people. With Marta and her family, I spent my weekend wandering around the Tuscan countryside. We all piled into cars in Rome and then set out for a drive to Tuscany. Arriving in the small town of Buonconvento, we took a short climb up a hill to Monte Oliveto, …
Day 10: Assisi – Siena - Assisi
After breakfast we will head south to Siena, the birthplace
of Saints Catherine (Doctor of the Church, and one of the two patron
Saints of Italy, with St. Francis of Assisi) and Bernardine (known as
the “Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the Catholic faith in
the 15th century). Siena is also one of Italy’s loveliest medieval
cities. Here we ...
... color: rgb(243, 243, 235);">CHIOCCIOLA (Snail) a snail. Yellow and red with blue bands.
ONDA (Wave) a swimming dolphin wearing a crown. White and blue.
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 ...
... the fog like Rick was.
We were at least content having made the most of a less than perfect day. Undaunted, we would return several days later.
In the piazza was the Town Hall, Palazzo Comunale. It really reminded us of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Surrounding the piazza were palaces, courthouses and the Duomo. As is so often typical, the Duomo was never finished and ...