Country House Croce Di Bibbiano
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- Swimming pool
- Multilingual staff
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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 ...
... of Siena. Located just 30 miles Southeast of San Gimignano, Siena is the second most popular city to tour after Florence. We arrived in Sienna shortly before 11:00 and wound our way from a parking garage on the edge of town to the Siena Cathedral - Il Duomo. Utterly amazing. While the architecture is pretty conventional, the decor, artwork, sculpture, colors are astounding. Perhaps the ...
... see it on such a lean, especially now as there are no longer any visible supports around it.
Not quite as well-known but equally stunning was the Baptistery, which is also on a lean. I feel a bit sorry for it really, I mean it is stunning, also has a lean and is even a little bit taller than the tower but the tower gets all of the attention. Probably because the tower is thinner, b***h!
Of course we had the typical fun of ...
... but I couldn’t get it to work …. Possibly because it was not a touch screen, it was just a large advertisement, doh. My sense of direction eventually kicked in and I found the supermarket, or maybe it was just that I had walked all around the whole centre until it was staring me in the face. I went a few t in and started gathering up what we needed.
Another impact of the early arrival of Pina though was that I also didn’t get a chance to do ...
... like a secret location only a few were privy to. After a while, several other people from our tour also came to the café. I had a tomato and mozzarella sandwich and bottled water—8,50 Euro! We could see the Duomo and just as we got there the 12 o’clock bells began to ring!
After lunch, we walked over to and across Ponte Vecchio. It was so congested here! The bridge is lined with 40 to 50 jewelry shops. We split up here and I went on ...