Grand Albergo Fortuna
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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 ...
I am in transit today after a few hiccups. .
I booked a day trip from Florence to, and around the wine region of Montelpulciano to hop off and stay in that neighbourhood. The tour company forgot to tell me they cancelled it so I checked out a train options and booked that to get in the general direction.
I was very early at the Station in Florence ...
... to head back to the villa for an early dinner. We go to a little restaurant just down the road from the villa. It was very simple but nice. the boys had a litre of red wine while the girls had white again. Head back to the villa to sit and relax. We Put on some back ground music and sit and chill out with a couple of bottles of Lemonchello before retiring to bed. What a relaxing evening we are having. This is the latest night of the ...
... from these events as the churches are really small and taking photos is not allowed as it will disturb the horse. If you do want to see it, find a contrada that does the blessing outdoors. It is a very serious event and we were lucky to witness how the local citizens experience and celebrate on this special day of the year. All were gearing up for this big event with banners, flags and all the seating set up. After the tour we had lunch overlooking the Palazzo IIl Campo and then ...
... call the contact number, and were able to arrange a private (short) tour on 10 minutes notice. One of the lessons we've learned in Italy is that you really shouldn't trust that signs mean what they seem to; this is pretty annoying when a sign says"open" and the place is obviously closed, but it can work the other way around. The wine was pretty tasty, and we bought a couple of bottles to enjoy later. They ...