Il Chiostro di Pienza
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... 10 of the 17 districts of Siena. The riders and horses are selected randomly. The Palio and Siena can be seen in the James Bond Movie, Quantum of Solace. I have included a postcard with a picture of the Palio. The Piazza was built around 1300, It is impressive to stand in this great plaza and understand that it has been standing for over 700 years. The architecture is unusual because the buildings go around in a circle and different sections of the buildings are convex and ...
Having said a sad farewell to Jules, Mark and Erin, we left the Amalfi and Sorrento coast and headed back up through Italy to spend a couple of nights in Tuscany in an old Villa hotel called Casa Volpi, en route to the Dolomites. The weather has been kind to us again and we had a nice day exploring Arezzo town, on our only full day here before heading north into the ...
... boys with Ritchie leading the way. One problem for a lot of us morons has been an inability to use our Garmins properly for navigation. "It's not working", "the purple line is missing", "the course isn't on this one" , "I can't see the screen" etc are common cries. Most of the time it is operator error. Ritchie brought his own Garmin and his tag line ...
... Piazza is also a bit of any irregular shape, but twice a year they hold a famous event, Il Palio, which is a horse race around the perimeter of the piazza with everybody standing inside the track like sardines whilst the horses do 10 laps. We missed the Aug event by a few weeks. This city would be crazy then.
The Siena Cathedral is amazing with its partially gothic facade and the inside is huge and so ornate. Not possible to ...
... filled our 5 liter jug for 7.50 Euros! Il vino é buono! After this, we then visited the local coop and bought groceries for our picnic and dinner. After driving throughout the picturesque countryside we ended up at our picnic spot. The rolling Tuscan hills, olive trees, Italian cypress and the hilltop town of Castelmuzio set as the backdrop for the wonderfully prepared meal by Lisa! After much ...