Fattoria Pieve a Salti
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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After breakfast the group is shuttled to visit the 14th Century Abbey, Abbrazia Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
This abbey is a large Benedictine Monastery and was founded in 1313 by Bernado Tolomei, a jurist from a prominent aristocratic family of Siena. In 1319 or 1320 it was approved by Bishop Guido Tarlati as Monte Oliveto, with reference to …
The day starts with a great breakfast of cereals, fruit, coffee, tea, prosciutto, provolone, milk, yogurt, pastries and fruit juices.
Setting out on our walk, we had 11 kilometres ahead of us to accomplish. Aunty Mary and Peter Finney opted out on the walk and were transferred to the accommodation, Fattoria Pieve a Salti, where they waited …
... 10 of the 17 districts of Siena. The riders and horses are selected randomly. The Palio and Siena can be seen in the James Bond Movie, Quantum of Solace. I have included a postcard with a picture of the Palio. The Piazza was built around 1300, It is impressive to stand in this great plaza and understand that it has been standing for over 700 years. The architecture is unusual because the buildings go around in a circle and different sections of the buildings are convex and ...
... ploughed farmland. Properties are large, with impressive large stone farmhouses on the tops. The road remains quite high with views in all directions. After 20k of relatively easy riding we cross a bridge over an autostrada, slightly later a main road and we are approaching the town of San Quirico D'Orcia. Coffee is required and we stop at a busy roadhouse next to a factory outside the old town wall. It's not a classy place but a cheerful girl with lots of tatts is making ...
... our time together flew by in a swirl of ruby lipped bliss. Before long I was hugging and kissing them goodbye at the train station in Siena, grateful for all they had done for me and sad to be saying goodbye. I love my family for all that they are, and every day I wake up thankful for having their love and support in my life. Until we meet again, thank you for taking care of this wandering traveler before his journeys ...