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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 ...
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 ...
... good quality. I managed to find a couple of tablecloths - hopefully one will fit the Woodgate table. We managed to muddle our way to the historic area - noticed several statues around of a she-wolf suckling two babies. Legend has it that Siena was established by Senius, son of Remus and nephew of Romulus the founder of Rome. However, it was more likely settled by the Etruscans. We arrived at Il Piazza del Campo via cobblestone streets which are supposed to be pedestrian thoroughfares, ...
Oh man, I am so behind with all my entries. I had one half-written on my iPod, but it no longer turns on, so unfortunately it's back to square one. This time the lack of bloggage is not due just to my laziness.
A few days ago, we arrived in Siena on the train from Florence. The brilliant thing about Siena is that it's perched on the side of the Tuscan hills, which means that the train station is actually nowhere near the town. But, ...
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