Grand Hotel Villa Cora
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Today we had a pretty relaxing day. We woke up around 9 am and did our homework! After doing our homework we got dressed and set out shopping for the day ! We walked all over town and visited the Zara and H&M too! I got a really gorgeous jacket for a good price and some ...
... The surrounding hills were green and luscious, covered with Tuscan buildings and the thin, upright cypress trees. It was so beautiful!! And not that busy - it seems not that many people make the effort to come up here (and even fewer people after the open top tour bus departed). But apparently the best views are even further up the hill, from the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte. However, unfortunately after getting within around 30 steps from the top, there was ...
... get around the Japanese tour group and have a look before the next group smash through...
But even the ceilings of the gallery is painted with what must be thousands of pictures.
Next trip I will take more than a day and look at it. There is religious art, portraits, Greek & roman sculptures, even frivolous imagery would take months to examine properly.
Davinci, Carvaggio, unnamed Roman sculptors, Botticelli, ...
... end of the line of the still-functioning Roman aquaduct:
... have their dogs with them, so many gorgeous dogs!
After lunch, we went to the ancient city of Siena, where a local guide took us to the church of San Domenico, as well as the ornate Duomo and the famous Il Campo, where the Paleo horse race is held twice each year. In our free time, we enjoyed a cuppa and home made almond biscotti while we watched the people in the square.
To get back to the bus,we walked for around 15-20 minutes ...