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... were. The Piazza del campo was awesome, people were just sitting enjoying the beautiful weather. The Piazza was surrounded by restaurants and shops and on the other side was the Mangia Tower and Museo Civico. We got gelato and sat in the piazza for a little then climbed the tower. The tower is over 290 feet tall and the stairs were not designed for people going up and down at the same time! We had to shimmy past each other, it was quite a struggle, but once ...
... and people swimming. It sort of looked like they were sitting in the snow. We took some photos and then put our feet in the water. I didn't get told off by any Italian policemen this time.
By late afternoon, we decided to head back to our hotel and managed to find a supermarket. They are called Coop here in Italy. We bought some food and then went back to the hotel for the night.
... couple from America. We were given a bit of a debriefing and some instructions in case of a difficult landing and then we stood back and watched as they began to inflate the balloon. They first filled it will cold air and then heated it up with a giant blow torch to make it rise. At this point we all climbed, ever so ladylike, into the basket. Far out !!!! I was, am still am, in shock that I did this and that the kids got it ...
... concerned that we looked weird or something. The place was fantastic. There were lots of young families and kids in the streets. There was a fabulous bar overlooking the valley and young people everywhere. This was so strange. As we walked through the one street, everyone was saying hello and smiling and even the oldies sitting on their benches outside their houses, were saying hello. We found the gorgeous, quaint little place we were ...
... one bit. But it did make me pretty homesick for my own precious pup. I eventually had to leave the dog behind and head into the Museo del Duomo where we studied Duccio’s Maesta altarpiece. Siena is a great smaller city full of fantastic views of the countryside; I wish we could have spent more time there. After almost losing some members of our group on the walk to the bus we were off to ...
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