Travel Blogs from Chianciano Terme
... are windy curved streets. We did however find the Grom, the pannaforte and eventually the car! Getting out of Siena was even more of a challenge. Our GPS wanted to make us turn where there were no turns. She has been very vocal on the country roads making sure that we didn't turn up roads that were not there or driveways but she was suspiciously quiet in the city streets - Italian GPS! We took a side track on the way home to vivat a winery ( we thought it might be the winery ...
... 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 ...
... a colourful T-shirt to blend in even further, yet pilgrim-attire protocols normally proscribe the wearing of cotton articles. Que faire?
Another thing I'm trying to avoid is the souvenir sellers. My family know how much I like to bring back little momentoes from trips abroad, but you simply cannot succumb to the temptation when you know there's no room in your backpack. What's worse is I still have to find a way of disposing of the best part of a ...
... pretty cool!
Walking along the roads was so hot from the steam! But when we got to the bus stop and we sat down I was getting chilly. We made it to the bus stop at 4.04 and there was a bus due at 4.11. Lucky!!! Next one was 4.41! Screw that!
As we waited we saw a lady absolutely fail to park. 3 times or so hitting the curb with a fairly loud scratch, then she gets out, decides to fix it, straightens up but hits the curb once more. One last kiss for good luck ...
Cibo is Italian for "food"...and that was the theme of today.
The BEST pizza, ever!
A HUGE calzone!
Siri finally had her gelato. Meri-Lee is still on her quest.
And if you've never had ricciarelli...it is worth the trip to Siena. (They're almond cookies...the BEST almond cookies!).
And a dinner (made by van #1) of homemade pasta with pesto or truffles. YUM!
Meri-Lee was ...