Fattoria San Martino
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
... it was fabuloso !! Montepulciano is famous for its Vino Di Nobile wine. We did a tour of the 16C Talosa cellar, located under the town, complete with Etruscan tomb and remains - bit spooky.
Another daytrip was to Monticchiello , also inTuscany. A tiny village, it is the cutest of the cute awash with bright geraniums small cobblestoned via's and ivy covered centuries old casa's and castles. Amazingly good lunch at La Porta restaurant.
We also ...
... random other rusty things), we ended up back in the wine shop. Unfortunately, the Etruscan tomb was closed off. We did get the chance to try some wines, though the woman behind the counter acted as though doing so was a burden for her. The combination of her attitude, her unwillingness to talk about the wines we were trying, and their price disinclined us from buying anything. I wasn't all that impressed with them anyways, though Ben rather ...
... drums, so not to miss anything I hurried outside and followed the noise. It was a precession, of course, with the first in line being a number of flag bearers, then young children carrying cushions followed by couples in times past attire who were flanked by more people dressed in jester type costume. At the rear were the drummers who were also dressed up. The costumes were made of velvet and satin and were amazing. They were ...
... Montepulciano was a larger town, but Montalcino had it beat when it came to Enotecas. I had a pressing need to find the facilities so I left Lauri in the Centro and ran off to find a destination. After a quick walk in a circle we entered an Enoteca to find that the only restrooms were in cafes. Since we were there we decided not to waste time, so many decisions, and have a tasting. So many Brunellos to choose from we asked just to start at the bottom and go to the top. Our ...