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... 10 of the 17 districts of Siena. The riders and horses are selected randomly. The Palio and Siena can be seen in the James Bond Movie, Quantum of Solace. I have included a postcard with a picture of the Palio. The Piazza was built around 1300, It is impressive to stand in this great plaza and understand that it has been standing for over 700 years. The architecture is unusual because the buildings go around in a circle and different sections of the buildings are convex and ...
... and we marvel at the outdoor stall keepers as they set up their elaborate structures of leather goods, jewelry, scarves and trinkets Wandering through the market the day before, we never thought about the fact that day in and day out, these shop keepers have to set up, tear down, and start bright and early again each day in order to grab the next group of tourists coming through.
A 75 minute rapido ...
... towels will have to be my main compensation on this occasion.
The purpose of this latest entry is to share a few additional photos from Siena before I leave, but also to let you know my plans with regards to the final few weeks to Rome.
Depending on which guidebook I consult, I am either 255 or 284 kms from Rome right now. I think it will take me 11or 12 days to reach St Peter's Square, so I estimate my date of arrival to be ...
... and held works by Michelangelo, Bernini and Donatello, just to name a few. The Piccolomini Library was built to house manuscripts belonging to Pope Pius III.
Upon leaving the Duomo, we headed to lunch at La Taverna di San Giuseppe, a restaurant recommended by an American family also staying at La Bandita. The meal was delicious - the favorite meal of the trip to some family members. After lunch, we headed back to Pienza.
... Florence...it was in the 14th century...but they won't forget it. Quite a commercial centre and route for pilgrims at that time, and the claim is banking started here.... Saw the banners of the 'contrades' or districts of the city, and Camilla was a proud Member of the Lion Contrade. We see the Duomo, a rather ornate church, which they were about to extend when the plague struck in the late 14th century...leaving the unfinished ...