Agriturismo Podere Sant'Antonio
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Day 10: Assisi – Siena - Assisi
After breakfast we will head south to Siena, the birthplace
of Saints Catherine (Doctor of the Church, and one of the two patron
Saints of Italy, with St. Francis of Assisi) and Bernardine (known as
the “Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the Catholic faith in
the 15th century). Siena is also one of Italy’s loveliest medieval
cities. Here we ...
... oil tasting and saw how it was made extra virgin style. Following that was a wine tasting back at the restaurant called "The Zeppelin", he really liked Led. I won't have another real meal for another few days to say the very least. I will never look at CheezWiz the same ever again. I have tasted the best of the best and there is no going back now. Till next time kids! ...
... align: justify; background-color: rgb(243, 243, 235);">PANTERA (Panther) a rampant panther. Red and blue with white bands.
SELVA (Forest) a rhinoceros bearing a huge tree hung with hunting implements. Green and orange-yellow with white bands.
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 ...
... and just about circumnavigated the huge rock that Orvieto is built on. There is a path that goes most of the way around. The views from the path are great and it was good to be out in the open. It is obviously a favourite path of the locals too as many were out enjoying the misty early morning. Just below the path on the north side of the hill is the ancient Etruscan necropolis dating back to to the 9th century BC. There ...