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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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After a cozy night in our villa, I awoke this morning to sun streaming in the big windows of my sunny corner bedroom. The light here in the morning is astounding -- slightly misty but so bright. After waking up in cities for the last 5 years, I'm still always so appreciative of the sounds of waking up in the countryside. Mom and I had agreed the prior night that if we both woke up in time, we'd go for a short run, so off we ventured, up the steep path behind ...
... a type of biscotti that you soaked in a sweet desert wine. All very sophisticated and very yummy. From the winery we drove to San Gimignano which apparently the locals call it the Medieval Manhattan. It is a small village with the most beautiful views, and lots of little shops, a very picturesque village, here we had an hour of free time, to explore on our own and the finally another hour doofus driving and we went to Pisa. Oh how busy and commercial this village has become since I ...
... it away. I was SO EXCITED to see these doors. We talked a lot in my art history class about the contest that was held to see which artist would make them, and I wrote a paper about the winning submission. Also in the museum was an unfinished sculpture of the Deposition done by Michelangelo. The face of Nicodemus is said to be his own self-portrait.
We climbed up to the top (you can go to the top of the Duomo, as there are stairs going up inside the actual dome ...
... B. Room with a view of San Domenico across a small valley. Lunch in a recommended trattoria down that small valley. Menu was handwritten on paper. Had fresh pici, a thick spaghetti, and roast veal. Walked up to San Domenico for some views and to see the locals pile into the stadium next door. Crossed the city to the famed Romanesque-Gothic Duomo with its many marble mosaics, colourful ...
... used to be over 70 towers within the city, but now only about a dozen remain in tact. The church of Collegiata was definitely my favorite place there. From floor to ceiling, frescoes (a type of painting applied directly to the wall) of Bible stories were caressing the walls. The Old and New Testament, all in pictures, made the Bible come to life in a way I had never experienced before. ...