La Terrazza di Montepulciano
Travel Blogs from Montepulciano
... the Piazza Del Campo, one of Italy’s finest
squares and visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis,
containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that remained intact since
1730. After lunch, we will continue on to view the incorrupt head of St.
Catherine at the Basilica of St. Dominic (Her body is preserved in Rome
in the Basilica St. Maria sopra Minerva). We travel back to Assisi for
dinner and ...
... to what I usually have but nothing spectacular - I guess this is what the locals eat at home. The packaged biscottate was basically just a toast substitute. I also had pear juice and tea.
Chiave secondi: The key to the foyer broke off in the lock when I tried to turn it - I only turned it once and it just twisted off like it was really soft. I immediatley went up to Maria's to tell her, thinking that no one in the apartment block would be able ...
... Siena and each compete for the banner (..not money..) in the horse race. Each district has it's own colors and symbols (along with it's own church and much more!) that are represented in each race.
AQUILA (Eagle) a double-headed eagle with imperial symbols. Yellow with black and blue 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 ...
... liked it more with a guide of whom I could have asked questions. For instance, there were many barrels of varying sizes and shapes -- it would have been nice to know the reason, and why some of the barrels had more concave lids than others. After a somewhat labyrinthine journey that included a collection of whatever old stuff they could get their hands on (Ben's description for the cases full of medieval weaponry, early modern torture ...