Travel Blogs from Petroio
... the Piazza Del Campo, one of Italy’s finest
squares and visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis,
containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that remained intact since
1730. After lunch, we will continue on to view the incorrupt head of St.
Catherine at the Basilica of St. Dominic (Her body is preserved in Rome
in the Basilica St. Maria sopra Minerva). We travel back to Assisi for
dinner and ...
... Siena and each compete for the banner (..not money..) in the horse race. Each district has it's own colors and symbols (along with it's own church and much more!) that are represented in each race.
AQUILA (Eagle) a double-headed eagle with imperial symbols. Yellow with black and blue bands.
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 ...
... us determined to go to Montepulciano to see the Mate vineyard and possibly meet the Ferenc family. On our way through the town we saw what Ferenc Mate called the three-wheeler Ape. These mini trucks are common in the area and. He says it is more like a mechanized vest - it's so tiny you don't really enter it as much as you put it on. I had to take a picture.
It had rained the morning of ...
... turned this into being 40mins late. Fortunately that was 40mins late to the best meal we'd had while away. And thats even after some trouble with our order... Our trouble ordering more than theirs. You must go to Ristorante De Gobbi. Day 2 we went on a bit of a sight seeing tour of the countryside taking in Pienza, Montepulciano, ad a stack of other small villages which were perched high a top each hill ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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