Travel Blogs from Pienza
... the Piazza Del Campo, one of Italy’s finest
squares and visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis,
containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that remained intact since
1730. After lunch, we will continue on to view the incorrupt head of St.
Catherine at the Basilica of St. Dominic (Her body is preserved in Rome
in the Basilica St. Maria sopra Minerva). We travel back to Assisi for
dinner and ...
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It was one of Europe's wealthiest cities from 1260-1348. Many of its buildings and art works originate from that time. Now, the historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Today we got to see the historical place for ourselves. ...
Siena was a beautiful Mediaeval town in Tuscany. We got a tour of a church, which was very creepy because it had the patron saints skull covered in wax, and her finger. Then we walked around and learned the history of the different neighborhoods in the city and about the twice annual horse race that occurred there. We were in the Rhino ...
... we have ever seen. The vaults were sometimes several stories high. We walked through a literal labyrinth of caves until finally we found an Etruscan well.
Entering the tasting room we met Enrico Trabalzini who claimed to be royalty and proudly showed me his family tree painted on the wall. After sampling some wines and grappa, we purchased a few bottles for now and a few more to be shipped ...
... walked a couple of those narrow alleys that haven't changed for yonks.
We took the same decision about our accommodation in Rome as we did in Florence. Driving in Rome is ok as long as the ZTL zone isn't entered. But there isn't anywhere the car can be left in the centre and that means it has to be garaged at about €24 per day. Makes more sense to take some accommodation outside the centre, ...