Castiglion Del Bosco
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Florence to San Gimignano to Siena to Montalcino Explore San Gimignano Lunch & Tour of Siena
... houses many if the original sculptures of saints which originally adorned the center isle, the exit was through a very ornate chapel which housed the gift shop.
We found a cafe and had lunch before continuing. Next was the crypt, this was only discovered in 1999, it has walls completely covered in pintura a secco (dry painting) dating back to the 1200's, they were in excellent condition. Our last visit on this square was the ...
... time under the bonnet or that's where he thought it was. Close inspection revealed that a heater hose, that drops down behind the engine to then feed the rear heater, had been rubbing against a rib on the chassis. Fortunately we have some pipe joiners and jubilee clips, so the repair wasn't too difficult, but also not so easy sprottling on your back underneath the vehicle. Once that was sorted, a test revealed another ...
... We had a nice tasting with a variety of foods and four very nice wines. After leaving Montepulciano, we drove to Pienza which is famous for its pecorino cheese. Many of the stores were closing, but we found a nice place for dinner. It was a great day driving around and seeing many different Tuscan towns. According to my Fitbit, we walked 19, 584 steps and 7.7 miles! I think some of that may have included ...
... by Florence until 1861 when it became part of a reunited Italy.
Toward the end of our 25 kilometer walk from Buonoconvento to Montalcino our directions indicate that while there have been some uphill climbs and some downhill walks we are in for a "steep up hill" to reach our hotel that sits atop Montalcino. Italy is the home of concrete. During the Roman Empire, engineers discovered concrete and many of the Roman structures ...