Hotel dei Capitani
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We leave Bagno Vignoni and head towards Sant'Antimo and are shuttled to Montalcino
A hard but enjoyable day following dry riverbeds through a fairly wild environment brings us to St Antimo, an isolated abbey situated in a pastoral landscape.
The architecture dates from the early 12th century and shows French and Lombard influences.
... ding...., ding...., ding...., ding....., ding......the village bells are just ringing for 6pm, nearly dinner time, or perhaps time for a beer). With clothes safely deposited in the washer and Wendy and Courtney now able to think, we wander down the main street and find one of the best retro bike clothing stores a cyclist could hope to find. We spend a good 45 minutes in L'Eroica. "What do you think of this?" "Does this look any good?" "Does this fit?" Eventually ...
... town of Montepulciano. As we walk through the town he is pointing out the historical sites, as well as ducking into a wine shop to say hi to his friend and show us the very old cave they have used for centuries, then to a coppersmith (the last one is the region), and finally to a mosaic title maker's shop. It is a whirlwind tour but well worth it. After that we are back to to the hotel to prepare for dinner and tomorrow's departure for Radda.
... were still going . . .
The Palio di ...
... best artists, and was just fantastic. And the roof, which was painted to look like a sumptuous night sky was wonderful, too.
We then headed towards to the Piazza del Campo, the centre of everything in Siena! On the way, we stuck our heads in at a fabulous palazzo, with a statue of Emperor Julius Caesar – we’re thinking of you, Julius, and photograph every “Julius” that we see! When we got to the Piazza, we decided to enjoy the ...