Farm Holiday La Canonica
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- Outdoor pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Today we visited Siena, the birthplace of Saint Catherine. The city, as many of the ones we have already viisted, is a medieval one but this city no longer has its walls. It fought for many years with the people of Florence. It is famous for The Palio, which is a horse race that is held twice a year on July 2 and Aug 16. The people stand in the middle of the Piazza del Campo and on the outside edge and the ten horses race in between. The riders ride bareback and the 10 ...
... only to discover is is closed to all visitors. A disgruntled employee had caused major loss by dumping wine from 2006 through 2012 vintages. He's been sentenced to jail. Meanwhile the price of wine for some of the years is soaring. After wandering a bit, we happen upon a wine store. Peter has been looking for any Soldera wine, and this store has some. It is even reasonably priced (it's all relative) ...
(Terry) Today is a rest day and laundry day. First we walk into town, which doesn't take long. There are a few stores, a coop and once a week, today, a fresh food market. We buy meat and cheese from the coop and fruit and veggies from the market. We plan to have a picnic tonight. The hotel staff send us to a nearby town, Sinalunga, to a laundry they recommend. The land is very dry ...
... had the doors open (we assume they were closing) and allowed a perfect view of the statue from the street. It is amazing, how lucky we got since we have already given up to see it, because of all endless lines.
We stood examining the statue for some time from our free, no line waiting space, then continued on our way back to the hotel. We grabbed some waters from a small store on the way back to the hotel and got some sleep for the next ...
... in wine in all of Italy. He even gave me his card and said I could call him from the wine stores in Canada anytime I wanted and he will tell me whether I should buy the Italian wine or not. Sure, I'll get right on that Patrick (as I ripe up his business card). We left giggling and headed for a great (but stinky) cheese shop for even more cheese. Home we go for wine and cheese! I seriously can't get enough. Up next, Montalpuchiano. This time, my winery selection ...