Hotel Mille Miglia
Travel Blogs from Monteroni d'Arbia
... people of Siena it is a very serious moment. Yet, many tourists do come to watch the race. We were told some recommendations to offer those from outside of Siena who do come to witness the Palio. First, be careful about approaching contradaioli in the time before the Palio, as this is a very sensitive moment and the people might actually act a bit aggressively. Further, on the day of the Palio, all the horses get blessed in the churches of the contrade. They recommends tourists to ...
... towels will have to be my main compensation on this occasion.
The purpose of this latest entry is to share a few additional photos from Siena before I leave, but also to let you know my plans with regards to the final few weeks to Rome.
Depending on which guidebook I consult, I am either 255 or 284 kms from Rome right now. I think it will take me 11or 12 days to reach St Peter's Square, so I estimate my date of arrival to be ...
... into the blog.
Since I promised myself I would paint at least one painting either
plein air or a sketch from my photos per day, I have done a couple today that I
enclose with day 4’s blog.
Enjoy traveling with me as I work my way around being stranded
in the country, etc. My challenge for day 5 is that I am giving another college
try to getting to Florence early am this time, pretending I am in class for the
... words looks just like the website) but is better in real life, it has a real tuscan ambience. We are a bit early, but that is no problem for our host Laura. Laura gives us one of the converted barn rooms that are adjoined by a room with small kitchenette hidden in the cupboard and a dining table. We each have a spacious ensuited bedroom with queen and single bed and gorgeous french doors opening to the garden by the pool. Its is just lovely and the weather for our arrival ...
... see it in the pictures with rolling hillsides anda the tall trees. I loved being there.
We had to board the bus...again...and everyone was feeling pretty good after the wine tasting. I believe there was some singing going on and everyone was just in good spirits. We rode to another mideval town, San Giminango. We walked around there for about an hour, and had some gelato (of course), I ...