Piccolo Hotel La Valle Pienza
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This is a great modern hotel within walking distance of the old town. It has a great view of the surrounding valley.
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... option!!??). The photos indicate the great views. Next onto our very favourite Italian Duomo (perhaps after the Vatican). There is so much that is beautiful in here – the walls, the marble floor patterns, the sculptures, the most beautiful Library in the world with amazing Pinturicchio paintings, the altar and so it goes on. It is such a feast for your eyes. Today we saw the whole lot including crypt, which had very bright frescoes, and the magnificent Baptistery at the back of ...
... in ‘12s’, meaning they could only have 12/24 or 36 priests at a time. Nowadays only 4 are left so wtf???..... Italy is having trouble attracting clergy also but this was a closed community. We saw the various cloisters and the priests had to pray in the church for 10 hours a day and then spend the other 14 hours in their rooms. Whilst quite spacious – their food was served through a little hutch. Not a life for Lina (or ...
Tuesday 4 November 2014
A Big Day in Panicale....for two reasons!
Firstly, I visited Mara, the ladies hairdresser in the piazza. Thought I wanted regrowth and trim?
Picture shows new Sue back in the piazza enjoying morning coffee. I put it down to "lost in translation", ah, it's Italy!
I must say it was definitely the "quietest" visit to a ladies hairdresser I have ever experienced.
Mara speaks no English ...
... as so much is going on there.
We spent a long time going from the Cathedral, to library, to bapisttero, to cripta, to the lookout on top of the arch. I am convinced there are always more stairs up then down because that is what my body tells me!
Following lunch we hit the back streets, escaping the crowds and enjoying the various architectures. We walked into a church at the last minute instead of passing it by as it looked so ...
... and eating lunch at the restaurant Brian and I tried to find in 2008 in Orvieto. It was one of the best meals I've had this far. And the duomo
Mom lowlight - the gelato at lunch that tasted like it had freezer burn
Brian highlight - Pici bolognese, roasted suckling pig and La Bandita!
Brian lowlight - the orange truck accident that delayed us and caused us to rush through Orvieto
Claibourne highlight - ...