Hotel Residence San Gregorio
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
- 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.
... is all marble in shades of white, pink and green. Along the walls are mosaics and paintings and behind the alter are lovely painted frescos around stained glass windows. The pulpit, a large white marble and porphyry creation by Arnolfo di Cambio is very impressive. Through a door on the north side is an enchanting room originally a library, the walls are painted in wonderful scenes in vivid colours painted 1502 to 1507 by Bernardino ...
... all the dogs here are well looked after, we haven't seen any strays wandering about. We have also noticed a lot of women in Italy wear real fur coats, it's something we don't see any more in the UK. I have to admit that they do look very classy, but I would never wear one. When we started the engine to charge the batteries up we noticed a smell of diesel, Les thinks it might be the fuel pump again, if you remember ...
... into the buildings there are courtyards, some have wells in them and others are decorative, on many street corners there are plaques with dedications carved into marble or religious paintings covered over with glass The large square of Plazza de Campo has been the civic and social centre for 600 years, at the top is the Happy Fountain, it then slopes down to the 14th century Town Hall with a 102 meter high bell tower, next door is another grand ...
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 ...