Il Chiostro di Pienza
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Today we leave Amalfi and head to Venice for the last stretch of our holiday. Because the ferry is not running, we need to catch the 8:00 am from Amalfi to Salerno - 1 1/4 hours. Then the train from Salerno to Roma. Next the train from Roma to Venice (via Firenze, Bologna, Padova and Venezia Mestre). We are lucky that we are able to catch the fast trains as this makes it only a 6 3/4 hour trip on the train. Then we need to get from Venezia Santa Lucia station to our hotel. ...
... and conveniently Luca and Brodie both fell asleep. We arrived in Florence at 4.30pm and met up with Daniela who had gone by train to Florence for the day to catch up with some friends. We then went to see our very cool little apartment, which was in a great location and had everything we needed in it, including some yummy treats and a bottle of prosecco! Daniela headed off to catch the train, we settled in and then headed out for a nice ...
... John and Giuseppe were looking after the kids. They went to do a few errands, went for lunch and then to play soccer with the kids. Giuseppe needed to go and do a few things with work, so at one point Paul had our three boys, plus 2 year old Giacamo! He managed to get them all back to Johns house to watch some tv, and Giacamo decided to nap on the couch making it a little easier! When we returned from shopping, Paul and I decided ...
... it was enormous, with pews only in the very front section which would still seat an army.
Then I was big, big, amazed. In an alcove surrounded by many wall paintings was what looked like a nuns head behind glass. Sure enough, it is St. Caterina's head, preserved since the 1300's. It just looked like an older woman. Me thinks it amazing! (Apparently her body is preserved in Rome).
Note, when we arrived in Pienza last night we ...
... Everything La Bandita, especially Martina
Claibourne lowlight - stress around the next 2 days, since I "planned" Saturday and Sunday in Tuscany
Christine highlight - the whole day!
Christine lowlight - the cold rain in Orvieto. If it's going to rain and be 40 degrees, it might as well drop a few degrees and snow.