Relais La Saracina
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... 10 99;ми кошка 84;и и собак 72;ми, мы поеха 83;и закуп 72;ться проду 82;тами - есть хотел 86;сь ужас ...
... 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.
... then any other I've seen: rather than a flat surface, it slopes towards the far end where there's a magnificent tower. It feels more like a grand, chair-less arena... here people just sit on the sloping cobblestone surface and gaze at the tower, the epicenter of the city. The entrances to the piazza are tunnels--adding even more to the "entering an arena" feel. I can't quite understand why there's dirt along ...
Friday, May 25, our last full day at Cretaiole. The day was spent mailing some postcards, roaming Pienza for one final time, and a the afternoon at a garden party hosted by our new Australian friends in the nearby town of Castelmuzio, a precious tiny town where Isabella and Carlo have some additional properties that they rent out. It was so nice to visit with the four from ...