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... are also done if the beautiful hand painted and written books on display in glass cabinets dating from the fifteenth century.
Next we went to the museum, inside were some wonderful paintings, the highlight was the wooden panels that made up a screen for the cathedrals alter depicting the Passion if Christ. From this museum we climbed the 80 or so steps to the viewing gallery, there were great views across the rooftops.
... having spent so much time together. We laugh and share words & phrases in various languages. We talk about the Italian football team and argue over Italian politics (the latter is done more by them; not so much me). By the end of the day, we are completely without energy, but there is always some left to continue having fun. This includes me hopping onto the back of one fellow workers dirt bike and catching a ride home through the valley. ...
... the end of my time on the break between Italy and Greece. It's been lovely! Seeing my parents in itself is a stress reliever. I can trust them and be dependent on them, rather than making every little decision by myself--which can be so exhausting! Since I feel as though I could never see enough of Italy, staying here has been wonderful. I got to see a different side of Italy this week...away from the noise and rush of Rome. It's also been fun for me to take ...
... snack stands were smart enough to freeze the water bottles, which was absolutely a lifesaver! Finally, the parade began. It started with another Charge of the Carabinieri, just like last night. Again, absolutely amazing! The rest of the parade was pretty cool, but repetitive. They had a bunch of ceremonial flag carriers and a full band at the beginning. Each contrada (all 17) had a costumed "delegation" of a few flag twirlers, a couple of drummers, ...
... was paved with inlaid tiles depicting scenes from the old testament and was worked on for almost two hundred years by over forty artists. There is an alter to Piccolomini designed as a tomb for the then Cardinal of Siena. He became Pope Pius III and was buried in the Vatican so the tomb here was never used. It has a Michelangelo statue of St. Paul. There is a carved pulpit by Nicola Pisano and a stained glass rose window by Duccio. The Bernini chapel contains ...
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