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Travel Blogs from Castiglion Fiorentino
... in various towns - mostly Cortona - lots of cheese and pork of some description and plenty of carbs. Johnny & I walked quite a lot around Cortona and surrounding districts and also from the villa. A very picturesque part of the world. Unfortunately we only saw sun for a couple of brief times but it didn't really dampen our time in this ...
... which is usually covered up except for September and October so we were very lucky to see it. Sienna claims St Catherine as its own saint. They have 4 patron saints and they are all men. St Catherine however, was the one who convinced the pope to move from France to Rome.
After Sienna we travelled to the picturesque Medieval town of San Gimignano. We had fun trying pronounce it and said "Jimmijano". It's high walls ...
Blog by Emma and Heather
We had an early start today, getting up at 4:30am and out of our villa around 5:30! It was a 3 hour drive to get the first village where you leave your car. From there you walk from village to village, but two of the tracks were closed due to slips so we could only walk between 3 villages but to all 5 using the train. The ...
... a bottle from one of her wine vats plus also filled a bottle of her olive oil and pointed out across the valley which vinyard the wine came from and the olive trees that the olive oil came from, she has made us feel so welcome and it is lovely having such delicous produce and so fresh. The problem is the wine is too cheap - it only cost 3 euro!
Off to Florence tomorrow.
Our first visit to the Playa de Campo the next day is a lot more serene, there are a few people wandering around with scarves and flags but we hear that the celebrations after Palio go on for hours so many people would still have been asleep. The Campo is shaped like a 'D', the inner part divided in to 9 sections like a fan, each one representing council or delegate. The track for the race is covered in sand, cobbles are underneath and obviously it's too hard ...