Hotel Residence Montalcino
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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 ...
... on the overnight train that would take us to Sicily.
Tom booked us a 2 person room on the comfort car of the train. It had a bunk bed and sink in the room. By the time we got our luggage in, there was barely enough room to turn around. It wasn't quite Envoy class, but at least we had a bed! The train left Rome at 10:30 pm and was to arrive in Catania, Sicily at 9:00am the next morning. We slept off and on throughout the night. It was ...
... including the Duomo di Montalcino, Cathedral of San Salvatore. This church, last reconstructed in 1832 contains a beautiful statute of Christ in the front of the church lit with natural light through the stain glass windows. We also visit the Madonna del Soccorso which is down the hill from the Cathedral. After that….shopping. It seems to me like it takes an eternity ...
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
17.15 Medieval parade from Piazza Cavour to Montalcino's fortress
17.45 Benediction of the archers in front of the Sant'Egidio church
18.30 Archery competition between Montalcino's four neighborhoods on the football field
During this weekend, the ...
On our way back towards Rome on the west coast we stopped in to see the historic town of Siena. We were pleased to experience Tuscany for one last visit.
SIGHTS & SOUNDS:
The old town of Siena is perched up on a hill. Parking is so scarce that they have set up shuttle buses from dedicated parking lots outside the city walls. We walked through the large gates and up ...