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... and see artist drawings of what each originally looked like. These were indeed colossal and grand, even more so than the French palaces were! The Roman emperors tried to outdo the previous emperors each time. Almost all of the marble structures were taken from the emperor palaces, etc, to be used in making St Peter's Basilica and other buildings over the period 400-1400 AD. The Colosseum would not be as it is today had not Pope Benedict in the 1400's said to keep it as a ...
... reinforced with double thickness and numerous towers. Both cities of Florence and Siena fought over it, with Florence dominating until 19th centenary when it became just a hamlet of Greve.
From there we headed towards Castagnoli which had some amazing viewpoints so we could take even more pictures. On the way we passed one of many vineyards, decided we had to call into just the one. Hard for Sean as driving ...
... He says that maybe, between the two of them, he and Marco have shared only one bottle of wine in total. So...he spends the rest of the afternoon finishing all the wine we've bought since are arrival. That evening we have dinner (and wine!) at the restaurant at the winery. The setting and the food are ...
... wide enough for me and my pack - and people were going both ways! We made it. And, it was worth it. The views were fantastic. But, even better, the church bells in town rang while we were on top. Hearing the bells ring was really cool. Something about the sound carrying through the stone streets was different than anything I have experienced. Then, I had to pee. It cost me a Euro! Nicest public bathroom that I have ...
... back at the Villa. Quickly dodged into a store and bought one. It was starting to get late anyway, so we were going to head back home. We were so glad that we did take the time to see San Gimignano. I would love to go back and see it again someday.
On the way back home, for some reason, while in the middle of Italy, we could not find a restaurant, or even a pizzeria. Crazy we thought, Must not of been on the right roads back. We ended ...