L'angolo di Pienza
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Day 10: Assisi – Siena - Assisi
After breakfast we will head south to Siena, the birthplace
of Saints Catherine (Doctor of the Church, and one of the two patron
Saints of Italy, with St. Francis of Assisi) and Bernardine (known as
the “Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the Catholic faith in
the 15th century). Siena is also one of Italy’s loveliest medieval
cities. Here we ...
... align: justify; background-color: rgb(243, 243, 235);">PANTERA (Panther) a rampant panther. Red and blue with white bands.
SELVA (Forest) a rhinoceros bearing a huge tree hung with hunting implements. Green and orange-yellow with white bands.
Siena was a beautiful Mediaeval town in Tuscany. We got a tour of a church, which was very creepy because it had the patron saints skull covered in wax, and her finger. Then we walked around and learned the history of the different neighborhoods in the city and about the twice annual horse race that occurred there. We were in the Rhino ...
... for my Kindle and we devoured it. Rick read it to me each night until the fire died, again in the wee hours of the morning. So much for getting to bed any earlier.
We thoroughly enjoyed the writing style of Ferenc Mate and his vivid detail about restoring a run down castle. His story brought back many memories of our own experiences building our house in Naples.
Our love of the ...
... drinking (vino of course), we visited the quiet and sleepy town of Castelmuzio where the only noise to be heard was the bark of a German Shepperd.
After being ran off by the town guard dog (joking), we then headed to Pienza to get our fare share of world famous Pecorino cheese and locally cured meats. I bought the rich flavored kind with tartufo (truffles)! On the journey to Pienza ...