Hotel Tre Stelle
Travel Blogs from Montepulciano
... from these events as the churches are really small and taking photos is not allowed as it will disturb the horse. If you do want to see it, find a contrada that does the blessing outdoors. It is a very serious event and we were lucky to witness how the local citizens experience and celebrate on this special day of the year. All were gearing up for this big event with banners, flags and all the seating set up. After the tour we had lunch overlooking the Palazzo IIl Campo and then ...
... or Friday 22nd August 2014. If things go to plan, then I will have completed my Via Francigena pilgrimage either 9 or 10 days earlier than I first imagined, and I will get to spend my birthday in and around the Vatican City. What a great present that will be!!
I hope I'm not tempting fate talking this way, so please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I also need prayers that my boots will hold out a bit longer (see photo).
... I didn't hear about it until I was fetched from the nearby bar where I'd gone in search of that elusive Wi-Fi. The rebuke was gentle, so I didn't feel too bad.
Siena is a great city to visit. My family 'travel agency' did me proud yet again by fixing me up with a hotel very close to all the major attractions. It took no longer than 5minutes to get to the Piazza del Campo, the shell-shaped square that is the focal point of the city and which hosts ...
... asked for my driver's license, and then let me go, only to pull over the next passing car. Perhaps I was speeding (though I was going with the flow of traffic and was not going over the limit the gps claimed existed on that road), or perhaps whatever his concern was it wasn't wroth trying to explain to a non-Italian speaker. Who knows. We continued on...only to discover that we'd been driving completely the wrong direction for half an hour or ...
... like costumes of the jesters and were so colorful. They finished forming a guard of honor outside a church for the couples, the priests and the dignitaries. Being Sunday I need to keep up my church appearance and followed them inside. The place was packed and the priest even welcomed all the foreigners in English. He then went into the normal service and it was really lovely. I love looking around at the people there and trying ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility