Mariletta Country House
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... for 6 weeks of the year. Another postcard is attached to give you some idea of the grandeur. There are a few Michelangelo statues in this church. It continues to amaze me that there can be so many churches that look like this in one country. And I haven't even been to St Peter's Basilica in Rome yet! Another important church in Siena is San Domenico. On the right side of the church, there is a nave that contains the head of St Catherine of Siena who along with St Francis ...
... about three hours touring it all.
We did take a break for lunch at the famous Piazza deal Campo, one of the largest enclosed plazas we have seen. So big in fact that the Sienans hold an annual horse race in the plaza every summer. The town is very old with narrow streets and enclosed by tall (5 or 6 stories) building which gives the town a shadowy feel in a lot of the old town. ...
... packed and are first in the breakfast room at 7.00am. The big automatic coffee machine doesn't work. While we eat the usual range of stuff available in big hotels, a staff member dismantles the machine and puts it together several times. It reminds me of photocopier problems. He ends up on the phone getting advice, and things are not looking good. I hope I didn't stuff it up by asking it for a cappuccino before it was ready. I have memorised a winding route down to the ...
... decorated with frescos, it would take hours to study each panel on the ceiling alone, and give you a very stiff neck! The large font is decorated with bronze panels depicting the life of St John the Baptist.
The last museum was across town, we walked the 2 or so kilometres to find that it was closed for restoration. We retraced our steps back to the centre for a look around the shops, but as it was early afternoon most were shut.
... on taxis/buses to our hostels and Italians are more than happy to show you the way- especially the gypsies who want to make some quick cash- lucky they are easily spotted and avoided! Wondering the streets we find the local church/duomo and bell tower- we decide to leave climbing the duomo until rome so that we can look out of Vatican City and St. Peter's square! It's now 6pm and time to find a bar to watch Italy vs Uruguay in the ...