Agriturismo La Lodola
Travel Blogs from Asciano
... 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 ...
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 ...
... weekend. Once I am living in Florence starting third week in July, I will just take leisurely walks to various neighborhoods around town or take some more Italian classes, etc. during the work week and on weekends besides the above tourist plans, take a few day trips to places close by.
That's it for today as I need to edit a few photos for you all so this won't be so boring and get on to catching up on projects I need to complete this weekend.
... about wine in three days of tastings across the Tuscan countryside than most do in a lifetime. In the afternoons we noshed on Picci, a pasta made from thick spaghetti noodles exclusive to this region sautéed in a sauce of mushrooms and wild boar sausage, and sipped dark strong cappuccinos to finish out the meal. It was a week of pure indulgence in the idyllic setting of rolling green hills and picturesque wine ...
... their finery and decorates their areas of the town with flags, lights and day long parties in the run up to the chosen few Contrada being selected to compete in the race.
Of definite interest in the town is the Tower in Il Campo which should be climbed to get some breathtaking panoramic views of the town and surrounding area. Its not the most fun climb I've ever done (but then I'm scared of heights and tight ...