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... again – just like one we took in 2008.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
So this morning we set out for our very favourite Tuscan town Siena. It is half an hour from Ambra so easy to get to BUT we did get a little lost and then finding a park proved to be very tricky, once again due to the deadly red & white Italian circle which stands for Zona Traffica Limitata – so we needed to avoid getting a fine. Eventually we parked at the Railway Stazione and ...
... an inlet where people were jumping off the rocks and laying out, we were so hot and wanted to swim but we figured we would continue the journey a little, walk to the 3rd drop our stuff at the hostel and walk back. BUT, the path from Manarola to Corniglia (where we were staying), was closed due to mudslides in October. Luckily, there are trains connecting the 5 towns too (but hiking is more fun and scenic). We walked back to the "water hole" and spent the ...
... of where the twice a year Palio horse race takes place between the 17 competing city districts. Feeling guilty about my lunch I decided to chase the teenagers of the 400 plus step city bell tower. There I was really able to appreciate the magnificent city in its entirety. Once we retreated back the ground we hiked over to the Duomo of Siena. Thus far the most ...
... was based on the town. Volterra is a medieval town with structures still standing from Etruscan times. We saw a Roman amphitheater that was built before Christ was born. Our tour guide took us by an alabaster workshop, which Volterra is known for, and we watched the man who owned the shop carve a beautiful sculpture of Mary and baby Jesus. All of the work in the shop was so beautiful.
We got back in the bus for the last time today ...
Last weekend was really nice! Friday we all took a day to decompress, it was nice to get completely settled in and prepare for the week ahead. At midnight on Friday I rang in my birthday watching Anastasia (yes the cartoon) with some friends which was perfect! On Saturday we went back to Arezzo for the Antique Fair, the have it there the first weekend of every month and it was soooo interesting to see all the stuff!! The fair took over almost all of ...