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On a day trip from Florence, ISA brought us to a little Tuscan town called San Gimignano. I suggest not trying to pronounce it unless you hear someone else (preferably Italian) say it first. It is a quaint little town that has amazing view of the outstanding Tuscan countryside. Apparently it is also home to the award winning gelato shop. Of course I had to test this out and see whether it was actually possible if it was that good, it was. ...
We drove to the villa a few days ago and have been settling in here getting ready for the wedding and meeting the other guests coming for the wedding. Ryan and Bick (my nephew and his new wife), have friends from all over. Ryan and Bick work in England and Bick's parents are from Malaysia, so was a very multicultural affair.
... and gourmet food stores: this is a very wealthy town, it appears.
Our first stop in Siena was the church of Saint Catherine, the most famous native of Siena: Catherine of Siena was both a saint and an influential clergywoman to the medieval popes. She has been canonized, and the church in Siena keeps her head as a relic. You can actually see the head. It's behind a grill, ensconced as part of the main altar. I couldn’t take photographs in the church, but trust me, ...
... recommended by our host at our hotel. We wandered the streets a bit afterwards, but soon retired to bed after a long day in the hot sun.
Day 2 in Siena:
We woke up early and went to find the morning market, as recommended to us by fellow travellers. The market was extremely busy, and Aaron was busy keeping Syd away from the stands to not buy anything. Aaron realized that coming to the market may not have ...
... selling beautiful clothes and leather goods. The Duomo was another example of Collingwood support with yet more black and white marble. The fašade of the Duomo though was the most beautiful of any Cathedral that I have ever seen though.
We ambled back to the hotel to try and rouse Tom for breakfast before checking out. We were taking a morning walking tour of Siena before driving down to Porto Santo Stefano, a Tuscan coastal town, 2 hrs further south of ...
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