Hotel Residence San Gregorio
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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.
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 ...
... and pink facade immaculate, the cathedral can be seen for miles around. We also viewed the austere but spacious Church of San Domenico against a brilliant blue sky from a quaint little bridge. While wandering the streets we met several generations of a family from Denver with strong ties to Regis! Of course, we were obliged to enjoy our daily gelato. We are staying in a cute little Bed and Breakfast that Donna secured for ...
... girls. Didn't end up going out, so finally got to bed at a decent time.
Woke up this morning, said goodbyes, took train to Siena. Had long walk from station to hostel. A night at this hostel is cheap (€14, cheapest accomodation of trip so far), but requires 20 min bus ride to get to central siena. Usually, when it comes to selecting a hostel, location is the most important factor. Kinda dropped the ball on this ...
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 ...