Hotel Terre di Casole
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Soooo, slept in and after eating a yummy chocolate croissant, we worked out in the well appointed gym that I was telling you about. It still has a feeling of an old winery with brick ceilings, but the equipment is high tech and the view out the arched floor to ceiling windows spectacular! We worked out for an hour and after showers we went for ...
... 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, ...
... front where we saw small water snakes, after that any thought the girls had of going swimming was out the window.
All too soon it was time to say goodbye and head off to our respective villas, but not before making plans to meet up back home and compare photos and travels (we all figured at least we've been doing the same trips and won't bore each other with out multitude of ...
... 8217;t lie on the ground – yes another by-law!!
We then headed to Siena cathedral and by this stage you would think we would be all churched out. But no, this was so different it was again another 'wow’ moment. It was debatable whether the exterior or the interior was the more impressive. You would have thought that I would have learned from my experience in San Gimignano that churches in Italy don’t like bare ...
... it is perched above a stunning view of Tuscan vineyards on all sides. We got some tasty gelato in the main square and wandered around a little bit, but spent most of our time soaking up the sun in a little park that had a fantastic view.
The bus met us and took us back to Florence in the late afternoon. Exhausted from wine and sun, everyone napped the whole way back.
Peace, love and mushroom balsamic vinegar,
Amanda and Ben