Relais Fattoria Vignale
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Concierge desk
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... to be some upmarket tour, we were allowed to be driven to the gates of the city where as the lesser tours have to walk up. The Colonel sure got things right when she booked this part of the tour!! We had a walk through the city. Siena is famous for the horse race which is run twice yearly in July and December. It is the first horse past the post after three complete circuits of the square, and the jockey does not need to be riding when the horse crosses the ...
... we were so close. Many of the shops were still shut and a market was just setting up. We walked around the peril of the square in the shade and found the most amazing butcher shop Antica Macelleria Falorni, located on Piazza Matteotti of Greve in Chianti, it claims to be the oldest butchers shop (macelleria) in Italy. This place is glorious. It's 4 store lengths wide and is a total cornucopia of every dried and cured pork product you can imagine. ...
... and the Sante Croce. She even pointed out the increased sculpting skill over the centuries - can you see the dimples in the skin of the buttocks? Apparently Dan Brown's latest book 'Inferno' includes Florence as one of its locations... must read one day.
Florence deserves so much more attention but what can you do ...
... into a gorgeous wood paneled anteroom and then into a luxuriously appointed multi-room shop. There are different rooms for perfume products, herbal preparations, room scents, and more. There is even an inner garden and courtyard complete with frescoed walls! The most challenging aspect of coming here is trying to leave without buying something. After sampling various products, we succumb to the scents.
It's time to ...
... all kinds of neat statues, some used as decoys for the unfinished ones when important people would visit when the church was newly built. We hiked up a lot of stairs and eventually got really close to the top. Mom and I decided to turn back because I didn't feel great and Dad and Alex continued to the lookout on top of the dome.
Later on Mom and I went to the cathedral where Michelangelo and Galileo are buried and Dad and Alex walked halfway ...