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... 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 ...
Siena is a medieval hill town in Tuscany, Italy. (It is the capital of the province of Siena.) Siena is about 200km north of Rome and 60km south of Florence near the center of the
Tuscany region. The town is famous for its large fan-shaped piazza. Piazza del Campo is the heart of the town and is the home to the famous summer horse-race, known as "Il Palio".
Today the horse races remain to be a big deal for the town. There are 6 districts that ...
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 ...
... visit to Montepulciano which left us unsure about driving on muddy backroads to the Ferenc's vineyard. So instead, we headed for the ancient hilltop town only to find the entire town enveloped in a cloud. Tending to be tenacious, we did not despair as we hiked up the narrow cobblestone streets in the fog and rain. One of Rick Steves' recommendation here was Caffe' Poliziano, the towns most ...
... also set down a side of sliced apples and a small bowl of olives. Even though we find it hard to finish this wonderful antipasta, Lynda and Kat can still walk across the small restaurant to the desert counter where they find slices of chocolate cake and apple pie.
Since we’re not hiking the next day we have the opportunity to return to the Fiaschetteria Italiana for lunch. Staff greet us as old friends ...