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Day 10: Assisi – Siena - Assisi
After breakfast we will head south to Siena, the birthplace
of Saints Catherine (Doctor of the Church, and one of the two patron
Saints of Italy, with St. Francis of Assisi) and Bernardine (known as
the “Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the Catholic faith in
the 15th century). Siena is also one of Italy’s loveliest medieval
cities. Here we ...
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It was one of Europe's wealthiest cities from 1260-1348. Many of its buildings and art works originate from that time. Now, the historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Today we got to see the historical place for ourselves. ...
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 ...
... we have ever seen. The vaults were sometimes several stories high. We walked through a literal labyrinth of caves until finally we found an Etruscan well.
Entering the tasting room we met Enrico Trabalzini who claimed to be royalty and proudly showed me his family tree painted on the wall. After sampling some wines and grappa, we purchased a few bottles for now and a few more to be shipped ...
... ordered a pasta and ragu plate & I ordered ravioli ragu filled with patate. So basically we had tomatoes with mozzarella, then spaghetti with meat sauce and ravioli with meat sauce. I forgot to take a photo of the menu options, but they sound very special in Italian! All our pasta was made today. You can really tell a difference eating fresh pasta. When you wrap your fork around the pasta it moves as if it was a water droplet in a pond. It's light, airy and the taste ...
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