Hotel Corsignano - Pienza
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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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 ...
Having said a sad farewell to Jules, Mark and Erin, we left the Amalfi and Sorrento coast and headed back up through Italy to spend a couple of nights in Tuscany in an old Villa hotel called Casa Volpi, en route to the Dolomites. The weather has been kind to us again and we had a nice day exploring Arezzo town, on our only full day here before heading north into the ...
San Giminiano to Sant'Anna
Wind is rarely a cyclist's friend. Today we rode 120k of hills and I swear had a tail wind for approx 1k. It was a cold, blustery, head/cross wind all day and my good mood of yesterday was replaced by a "let's just slog this out" mood.
We rode with ...
Our apartment is owned by a B&B, so we walk to there in the morning for breakfast. Nice arrangement!
Today we went to Siena with a list of towns to visit and Siena was as far as we got. The main Piazza slopes from one side to the other so a lot of people just lie down on the high side and people watch on the low side. The Town Hall also faces the piazza which is also surrounded by cafes so we parked ourselves there for a late ...
Jason and I started the day with a Cafe Latte at the local coffee shop. It's amazing to sit, relax and watch the people walking around the town. Everyone is friendly and always greats you with a kiss on each cheek. Buongiorno!!! All the local men stand in the town center and talk for hours. Jason and I wonder what they discuss as they are always laughing.
We then walked to the local wine ...