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... choice but to skip out! It's not like we didn't try a few times to pay. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and for the next 3 hours we learned all about the Catterdrale, Libereria Piccolomini, the Pailo - the bareback horse race which was going to be run in a weeks time and the 17 contrada of the city who are vying for the horse race - a kind of state of origin type rivalry. The Palio, at Piazza del Campo only 10 contrade compete in each race and it is not a touristic event, and ...
Apologies for bombarding you with blog notifications, but it's been so long since I had a reliable Wi-Fi connection I thought I'd best take advantage of it while I can. As an aside, I had to book into a pricey downtown hotel to make sure you blog readers didn't go hungry for any longer than absolutely necessary, and what does it matter really if no-one pressed OPTION 1 on their handset to sponsor my stay here. I guess having access to soft, white, ...
... yearly Palio horse racing event ( the next one is next weekend, incidentally). It took another two minutes to get to the magnificent Duomo, although I'd already had a great view of it from my hotel room.
The sightseeing had to wait however until I'd performed a task I'd been meaning to do for some weeks. Wait for it!..........the first thing I did after checking into the hotel was to shave off my beard. Our dear, old Aunt Lizzie used to ...
... have one sauce with 20 different pastas. Or one pasta with 20 different sauces. I love it!! It's hard to try everything with only 3 weeks in Italy! Will be buying a pasta machine on our return!!! We enjoyed our food and sat in the restaurant for a while just relaxing. Finally we deciding to head off. We walked back towards San domenico to get a bus - but to also look around the castle area to get an idea of where to go tonight for photos. We felt like a snack - so we popped ...
... Antico winery and what a lovely surprise. We decided to go with a family-owned winery because we'd like to see how the little guys do it in Tuscany and I must say the family-owned estate was jaw dropping. The driveway was lined with cypress trees and the views from the winery were incredible. We were off to a great start. Our tour guide Dave was hilarious and gave us a very memorable private tour of the cellars followed by a tasting of ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking