Palazzo alle Mura
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Refrigerator in room
- Multilingual staff
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Non-smoking rooms
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... woman trying to give him some money to pay for something. It all seemed a little odd but the presumption I made was that the woman may have been a little less than the vendor wanted and he was hassling her for more money.
However this was not the case. Lyndon had seen the whole interaction and it turns out that while the man was talking with the woman’s friends on one side of the shop this woman had taken a couple of trinkets off ...
... and wonderful grapevines but none of the houses were ours. We slowly drove further down the road and started to feel more unsure as it became even more narrow and turned to dirt, but we kept going. We came to a point where we had to veer left or right, so we crossed our fingers and veered left. The first bit of luck all day, we found the house and our host was there waiting for us. The house looked about 400 years old, another stone house near the top of a hill ...
... part of the Dominican convent of San Marco so you also get to see how the people lived and worked. You first enter into a courtyard where there are frescoes all along the top of the four sides. These frescoes, as well as the ones painted in each of the cells (rooms) upstairs, were done by Fra. Angelico in the 15th century. It also houses many famous paintings by Fra. Bartolomeo. In several locations, inside this ...
... town. Our guide, Joe, told us about the famous Palio horse racing event, run twice every summer. The different contradas (communities which Sienese are born into, each identified with a representative animal) compete. There are rivalries and enemies and allies that date back centuries. Each contrada has open air dinners in the streets of its contrada in the week leading up to the Palio.
The Piazzo del Campo is huge with a ...
... some great pics of the Tuscan countryside. A must do stop was to a famous ice cream parlour. It has won all these famous awards and lived up to expectations
In the evening we again went out of town to a hilltop restaurant run by a well known local chef who turns on the Tuscan tucker and makes his own wines. We were greeted with his version of blue champagne. The evening was delicious and we tried lots of new and interesting local foods complete with ...