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Siân's Swiss flight from Zurich did not display the same precision timing as my flights - it landed a whole minute early! Greetings done, we piled into a shuttle bus that took us to the car rental place. We found our car...not the VW Polo that was booked but a Citroen Picasso (which lived up to its name in that it looked a bit strange). There …
... the Piazza Del Campo, one of Italy’s finest
squares and visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis,
containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that remained intact since
1730. After lunch, we will continue on to view the incorrupt head of St.
Catherine at the Basilica of St. Dominic (Her body is preserved in Rome
in the Basilica St. Maria sopra Minerva). We travel back to Assisi for
dinner and ...
... align: justify; background-color: rgb(243, 243, 235);">PANTERA (Panther) a rampant panther. Red and blue with white bands.
SELVA (Forest) a rhinoceros bearing a huge tree hung with hunting implements. Green and orange-yellow with white bands.
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 ...
... the fog like Rick was.
We were at least content having made the most of a less than perfect day. Undaunted, we would return several days later.
In the piazza was the Town Hall, Palazzo Comunale. It really reminded us of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Surrounding the piazza were palaces, courthouses and the Duomo. As is so often typical, the Duomo was never finished and ...