Massa Vecchia Albergo Podere
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... 10 of the 17 districts of Siena. The riders and horses are selected randomly. The Palio and Siena can be seen in the James Bond Movie, Quantum of Solace. I have included a postcard with a picture of the Palio. The Piazza was built around 1300, It is impressive to stand in this great plaza and understand that it has been standing for over 700 years. The architecture is unusual because the buildings go around in a circle and different sections of the buildings are convex and ...
... small city in size. As with most of the ancient towns in Tuscany it was situated on a hill and there was much walking up and down steep streets leading to the town center, which also served as a horse racing circuit. Twice a year the Palio di Siena is held on the road circling the Piazzo del Campo and inside this the center area is shaped like a shell so that people can stand in the center and watch the races. We wandered around the Piazza for a short while and then ...
The perfect partly cloudy sky gave us great conditions for capturing Siena in just the right light. We really enjoyed wandering in this medieval town. The Duomo was truly spectacular. It was built in the 1200's and was filled with beautiful sculptures from Bernini, as well as frescos, paintings, and unbelievable works of art.
We also were inspired by our friend Beth to ...
... the Tuscan countryside all afternoon and evening so I thought - the time is now - and quite forwardly asked if I could join them. They enthusiastically said absolutely and next thing I know I am in the back of a car, driving through the beautiful rolling Hills I had read about in Frances Mayes' books which inspired the tattoo on my back.
Livin' the dream!
We visited Montepulciano where I bought some ridiculously ...
... it and charge you about €2 a slice. Greg had about 8 slices as he loved it. We walked to the fort and looked out over the city, on the walk there we noticed it had started to snow. The temperature was down to 2 or 3 and was cold. We walked all around the Jewish Quater and went down the oldest street in the city. We walked up to the roman Quater and covered about 15 klms walking that day. We went back ...