Hotel Il Pellicano
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Tennis Court
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... UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 17px; line-height: normal;">It is quite funny to note that both here, and our previous camp have lots of eucalyptus trees, which look strangely out of place, especially when coupled with some really fine callistemon (bottle-brushes) and one camp a week or so back had some bloody Wollemi pines, complete with tag for verification! I have photos!
Tomorrow, we ...
... and make it to Montalcino via Pienza without any other problems.
Our stop in Pienza was our first visit to a Tuscan hilltown. Pope Pius II (of the Piccolomini family) was born in the area, and decided to remake the town into one fit for a Pope. It was a fine example of Renaissance architecture and planning principles, with a main square surrounded by the Duomo (church) and Palazzo (the pope’s family residence). The stone construction from the ...
... a town on a "hill" overlooking vineyards and valleys famous for its Brunello di Montalcino red wine. The vendors set up in the alleys - some produce, but also lots of clothes (ugly), plants and seeds, shoes, candy, sewing supplies (Kristy you would have loved it) and even chain saws! This town was filled with the cutest old people - like the quintessential old Italian town where they all come out to talk to each other ...
... wound up making it through the entire day! Next we went across the street to the Baptistery (Florence's oldest building - over 1,000 years old). This was small and very impressive with beautiful bronze doors we only got a peak at - as they were was being restored. Inside you see remarkable ceiling mosaics made from Venetian glass designed in the late 1,200's. This was a nice respite - it was cool and empty (of tourists) and you could sit in a ...
Well, after 31 years I thought I was FINALLY going to get to see the statue of David today. We planned on setting out for Florence at 7 am but Colette was feeling very poorly - had a really bad stomach ache. We waited around for a while to see if it would pass but eventually had to send the other 5 on without us. Very disappointing. We tried to make the best of the day relaxing by the pool. The 3 of us will try to go again ...