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Off to local town Castelina to pay our parking fine at the post office. Christine and I lost it, the staff were far from helpful and one was so inappropriately dressed. Fine paid not as bad as we thought and off to eat gelati and drink coffee. We had breakfast at the resort this morning so no one was hungry, just needed a snack. The town is lovely very quiet and the people so friendly. Several purchases made and then on the road ...
... who were our 'official' photographers. What a great group of women! We shared so many stories and so many laughs - we really lucked out! So I'm sure you're wondering - what did we make?! We got started with an apple cake, then prepped some guinea fowl (wrapped in pancetta), then we made pasta and a simple tomato sauce, followed by fennel with Parmesan to serve with the Guinea fowl, then onto some zucchini risotto. We made a gravy from ...
... an amazing Gothic brickbuilt town with lots of little winding streets & marvellous architecture.
Our first stop was San Domenico - a church built in 1226 for St Catherine of Sienna. The size & beauty of the churches is amazing. We even heard the end of a mass in English.
Piazza Del Campo is the public centre of the town & a great public square surrounded by many cafes, a church & residential buildings! A great people watching place!
... with our loud drums!" It was awesome. Everybody seems to join in - we later saw several children and young adolescents taking part, and fairly ordinary people seemed to don the scarves of their contrada and jump in for a bit. Then, just as mysteriously as they appeared, the parades seemed to disperse and disappear.
Siena is good for several things, not just horse races and men in tights. It is also good for cake. Lots of cake. ...
... much they have her skull and her thumb on display in the church. We saw them, up close and personal.
We also saw the town square, where they hold two horse races each summer. Siena is broken up into 17 districts, and each district participates. It's a big deal, our tour guide told us, as she will always be loyal to the turtle district.
We grabbed lunch and headed into the basilica. They didn’t ...