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Day 10: Assisi – Siena - Assisi
After breakfast we will head south to Siena, the birthplace
of Saints Catherine (Doctor of the Church, and one of the two patron
Saints of Italy, with St. Francis of Assisi) and Bernardine (known as
the “Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the Catholic faith in
the 15th century). Siena is also one of Italy’s loveliest medieval
cities. Here we ...
... about all the many techniques. Thanks to my Pairing Food & Wine class, I've learned much about all this. I actually have to start writing a paper (due next week) about the main differences in the process of creating red & white wines (oenology). Anyways, covered from the rain & hail, we all sat around two large tables within the wine curator's family home. We were served: bread & prosciutto and ...
Siena was a beautiful Mediaeval town in Tuscany. We got a tour of a church, which was very creepy because it had the patron saints skull covered in wax, and her finger. Then we walked around and learned the history of the different neighborhoods in the city and about the twice annual horse race that occurred there. We were in the Rhino ...
... products as she can find during our 10 day stay in Tuscany.
We’ve just arrived in Rome and knowing that we have only one day in Rome and not wanting to miss anything, we strike out on a tour of our neighborhood. Our hotel, the Hotel Piazza di Spagna, not surprisingly, is located in the Spanish Piazza neighborhood. Before we’ve gotten very far, however, we both decide that we need to eat before we do ...
... by the powerful Duchy of Florence until Italy became a united country in 1861. Wine has been made here for millennia, and records of commercial wine production date back to the 1400īs.The village that we see today contains many reminders of medieval times including the impressive 14th century Fortress, the ancient Basilica, a lovely Romanesque chapel, the tower of San Giovanni and a multitude of narrow cobblestone alleyways. Olive groves and vineyards ...
Other places to stay in Montalcino
Localita Velona, Montalcino | 4 star hotelfrom $482
Via Lapini 6, Montalcino | 3 star hotelfrom $118
Poggio Alle Mura, Montalcino | 5 star hotelfrom $670
Via S. Saloni 5, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $70
Porta Cerbaia, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $111
Loc. Le Ragnaie, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $130
Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino | Hotelfrom $79
Via Mazzini 65, Montalcino | 3 star hotelfrom $72