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... are also done if the beautiful hand painted and written books on display in glass cabinets dating from the fifteenth century.
Next we went to the museum, inside were some wonderful paintings, the highlight was the wooden panels that made up a screen for the cathedrals alter depicting the Passion if Christ. From this museum we climbed the 80 or so steps to the viewing gallery, there were great views across the rooftops.
The majority of my morning yesterday was spent building a small, seemingly simplistic table from Ikea for the shop at the farm. But as in the United States, constructing Ikea furniture can never be a simple task. Two and a half hours later, after building, UNbuilding and REbuilding the 'tavolino' (that's Italian, not Swedish), I lugged it under a large window in the shop. It looks good, I must say.
I spent a lot of time chatting with Sylvia, ...
... had figured out over the last couple of days! There is one more trial in the morning, then finally the official race tomorrow night! These trials don't mean anything; they are less "important" than pre-season games...it is simply the time for the jockeys to get to know the horses and for the horses to get to know the track. Everything has been really fun & interesting so far, and I can only imagine that the real thing will be even ...
... deserved coffee and a bite for lunch. Its almost surreal with us driving ourselves around the Italian countryside. Back on the freeway and continue till we reach the Siena Sud turnoff where we skirted around Siena and contine along till we find the turnoff for Cuna. So far it has been fairly easy to follow the map and GPS system. We pass through the tiny village of Grand Cuna and follow the dirt road until we arrive at Il Canto del Sole. Its exactly as I imagined it would be ...
... spent exploring the city, eyeing various flavors of panforte, and walking A LOT. At the end of the day, my little Fitbit logged over 11 miles and about 90 flights of stairs (or rather the equivalent of those stairs. Did I mention Siena's hills?). Dinner was at a tiny restaurant out of our guidebook which was, indeed, very foodie. Risotto with pears and sausage, and lasagna with yellow squash and raisins. Unusual, but tasty. ...