Hotel I Due Cigni
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free parking
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... for 6 weeks of the year. Another postcard is attached to give you some idea of the grandeur. There are a few Michelangelo statues in this church. It continues to amaze me that there can be so many churches that look like this in one country. And I haven't even been to St Peter's Basilica in Rome yet! Another important church in Siena is San Domenico. On the right side of the church, there is a nave that contains the head of St Catherine of Siena who along with St Francis ...
We ventured into Tuscany countryside briefly yesterday, but we've got some driving today to reach those places we most want to see. It's tough leaving our lovely villa in Vagliari but on to Montepulciano and our favorite wine. But We are slightly delayed by a thrilling bike race on the tiny country roads. Mont. is a charming village and we hit the 2 RS recommended "cantinas" not only for wine tasting, but also for a tour of the wine cellars. ...
... By that time, once we reoriented ourselves, we decided to scrap the monastery. I've been looking forward to seeing Siena for a long time and wanted to arrive well before dark. Stopping by the abbey would have eaten up the few remaining hours of daylight left to us.
Siena was worth it and our hotel (actually a studio apartment with a kitchenette and a washing machine (huzzah!)) is great. We're an easy 20 minutes walk into the center of ...
... of the countryside are amazing; I can see why Montepulciano was the Renaissance stomping grounds for the rich & famous. We paid our way up the campanile to get the views of the town spilling down the hill like a waterfall and the lush Tuscan farm land. Also peeked in the Duomo for a look at the Alter of Lilies in the baptismal font and a gorgeous early renaissance alter that was all golden & gothic. Next we headed down ...
... of the city that belongs to them. It was noisy and heart warming.
Church bells tolled on and off all day which made the scenery even more beautiful to look at. Seeing the little Italian farmhouses dotted all over the country side was just like a picture. So so beautiful.
The rest of the day was spent walking and doing a bit of Italian study as it came across cold and wet. I had to find those warm clothes I ...