Albergo Il Marzocco
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... from these events as the churches are really small and taking photos is not allowed as it will disturb the horse. If you do want to see it, find a contrada that does the blessing outdoors. It is a very serious event and we were lucky to witness how the local citizens experience and celebrate on this special day of the year. All were gearing up for this big event with banners, flags and all the seating set up. After the tour we had lunch overlooking the Palazzo IIl Campo and then ...
... or Friday 22nd August 2014. If things go to plan, then I will have completed my Via Francigena pilgrimage either 9 or 10 days earlier than I first imagined, and I will get to spend my birthday in and around the Vatican City. What a great present that will be!!
I hope I'm not tempting fate talking this way, so please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I also need prayers that my boots will hold out a bit longer (see photo).
... facial growth on my arrival in Rome. St Peter had a beard and I still like the idea of having one, too.
I went to 11am Mass at the Duomo this morning. It is as magnificent inside as it is from the outside. I hope the photos I will attach to this blog entry will give you an idea of what I mean. The frescoes and intricate floor tiled images are especially noteworthy. It's at times like this, I am only too painfully aware of my inadequate ...
... a nice little cafe off a park and had a feed of mixed meets cheese and beer. Pienza is famous for its Pecorino cheese, so we tasted some and bought a little to take back to our apartment. We also tried a little Gelati. We had found a little shop that made their own the lat time we were here. We found it again and it was very good. When we got back to Cortona, the celebrations were still going strong with more flag throwing and medieval ...
... Thursday, October 10
Back into the car for 50 minute ride to Orvieto known for its ceramics and Classico wine. Once again we parked outside of town and took a fincular, the shuttle to get the main square. Here we were amazed by the fašade of the 1593 cathedral that has the most famous exterior frescoes in the world. The town was an active religious center several centuries before Christ
and is know for its miles ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsAlbergo Il Marzocco Montepulciano
Cheap rates but still clean and tidy.
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