Farmhouse IL Fienile
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... patron saint of iItaly. Not sure why her head is separate from her body, which is located in her old family home not far from where her head is. The whole thing is weird to me. I also do not understand why she does not have a church named after her in Siena. Ended the day in Siena by having my first taste of gelato which is Italy's version of ice cream, just not quite frozen. There are stores selling it every block and it is very popular. There are a gazillion flavors. It was ...
... vineyards, fabulous restaurants and locale festivals.
We toured to nearby Montepulciano in Tuscany for the Bravio Delle Botti.The eight neighbourhood sections (Contrada) of the city challenge each other with a wine barrel rolling (!!) competition, which is centuries old. The barrels weigh 80kgs and its nearly 2 kms uphill with 2 athletes per contrada - pretty tough. There was a grandiose procession beforehand , with much velvet , armour and ...
... liked it more with a guide of whom I could have asked questions. For instance, there were many barrels of varying sizes and shapes -- it would have been nice to know the reason, and why some of the barrels had more concave lids than others. After a somewhat labyrinthine journey that included a collection of whatever old stuff they could get their hands on (Ben's description for the cases full of medieval weaponry, early modern torture ...
I woke this morning after a really long sleep, to the sounds of the church bells tolling. Oh I love it. My little room is sooo cute and cozy and I was able to make proscutto and eggs for brekky. YUM It is great to have something decent to eat. Oh, it seems to me, I am a chameleon. One minute I'm loving the brioches for brekky and then I flip right back to my old, comfortable ways!!
While I was sitting here I heard the ...
... by returning to the fortress where we saw the market and walked around on the ramparts. It is almost completely intact, and being used for a city park with some activities. Unfortunately there is no historical or architectural information displayed there. They do have a Tuscany wine tasting center for all the wines of the region, although they were closed when we were there.
We wandered to the center square, revisiting the sites there, although we ...