Hotel Residence San Gregorio
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
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Woke at 7 am and showered and went down to breakfast. Today was Day 1 of the walk. Firstly Harry called and said that the luggage had been located and was to be transported to our accommodation. Today's walk climbs to Montepulciano's western edge and then descended on the road through the Porta d. Grassi gate to the San Biagio church.
Today marks the beginning of our whirlwind academic excursion, starting off with a bang of leaving before dawn sprinkled with a four-hour bus drive to Toscana. No big deal. If the four-hour drive wasn't enough of an indication, we were going to a land and climate much different from Rome. I hadn't known it at the time, but my favorite part of the trip would be at our first stop of San Gimignano. A beautiful, yet small town that made its mark by being on the pilgrimage ...
We left Siena after breakfast and were in the direction of Perugia when we all needed a morning coffee, we stopped in a delightful little town called Lucignano, we would go back there anytime, because it was Valentine's Day there were a couple dressed up in medieval costumes to celebrate the day. Back in the car we ...
After a really nice breakfast at the Hotel Calzaiuoli, we collected our prepaid tickets to the Uffizi Gallery. We spent a couple of hours there being enthralled by the artwork, it is just so amazing to be so close to these fantastic artworks that you have always heard about. The Rubens, and Van Dyke and Tiziano's just to name a ...
We woke to an overcast day and headed over to the farm near Pienza to meet the group and Carlotta at 9:30 for an Artisan tour, as part of our stay. I don't think any of us knew what was in store and we are so very glad we went. We first walked into the main part of the town, under the medieval arch, and went to a pottery painting studio. The artist purchases the pottery, then paints it. She explained her craft as Carlotta translated, and then ...