Relais La Saracina
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There was so much packing to do, as you can imagine, we have collected a few things along the way, Laurie made me dispense with a few things since I have had a little retail therapy! All is good though and we managed to squeeze everything in. Gea, our landlord, came around for a farewell drink, after she left we went into "Antica Enoteca" in via della Croce near the Spanish Steps for a pasta and a bottle of Nero d'Avola, yum, an early night, we have a big day ...
... From 1260-1348 Siena was a major banking and trade center, and had military power in the same class with Florence, Venice and Genoa. Then the Black Death hit, wiping out a third of its population. Siena never recovered. Situated atop three hills, with its red-brick lanes cascading in every direction, it's thriving historic center offers Italy's best medieval city experience. We made our way past ancient buildings to ...
... since it's at least in english) since I don't know how to get to american one
-There's probably a bunch of spelling errors in this post. Spell check tool on website think's I'm typing in italian, so every single english word is showing up as being misspelled, so no spell check
-Mom, yeah, definitely had to just give in and drink wine. Pretty big part of the culture here, obviously. ...
... 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.