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... Duomo (remember that it is the Cathedral Church) is Santa Maria Assunta. Also built in the 1300's the church like many others has an impressive interior. The styles in this church includes Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic, Baroque. It is overwhelming to be in this church and my photos do not do it justice. One of the things that made this church different was that the flooring contains 56 etched and inlaid marble panels. It is covered with carpeting for most of the year and is ...
... front facade.
San Gimignano was the afternoon site, 30 min away and is in the province of Siena with a population of 7,500 and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a walled medieval hill town and unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form an amazing skyline. It is also on one of the ancient Catholic pilgrimage walks (called ...
... the baptistery, museum and then lined up (it was an hours wait) for the Panorama dal facciatone. This was amazing and we could overlook the city from above the rooftops. We then were faced with the challenge of finding our way back to the Grom - the gelato shop we saw on our tour, and the Italian Grocer we wanted to visit to try pannaforte. This ended up a bit more difficult than anticipated as we found that just one wrong turn can send you way away from where you think you want to ...
... what is surely the nicest grappa I've ever had, very smooth and subtly flavored, but we didn't want to be hauling around a bottle of that for as long as it would take to drink it.
We headed home, and then went out for dinner. After having some setbacks with recent restaurant choices, I asked Jola to choose, a responsibility she took quite seriously. I think she made a really good choice. ...
... turtles. The kids did all right but the churches and carvings lose their attention after a while. Also climbed one of the towers in town to get a view of the pretty countryside. Today we rented bikes and went for a short ride. I think we'll try to go again, as it was inexpensive and an easy way to see more. It rained and we were in some busy areas though, so next time I'll try to get better route advice and wait for sun. ...