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Tuscany, Day Three

San Gimingniano and Siena

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I am writing this in the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 10th because we got back to the hotel so late last night. We were out partying! Yesterday we went to San Gimingniano and it poured so hard when we were there that there were rivers flowing down the streets. Much thunder and lightning! It is a beautiful ancient town that has walls all around it and is a UNESCO world heritage site. We bought ourselves umbrellas! It is an Etruscan town, meaning that it was established by the people who lived here before the Romans took over. After this we went to Siena, where we went to this amazing cathedral. There were mosaics on the floor there that are only uncovered for 2 months each year because they are being worn off by people walking over them. Last night we went to an olive and grape farm for a short tour and a long, very long dinner with many courses. Also dancing and much wine drinking was done. Have to go in for breakfast now. Neil is waiting. Breakfast at 7:30AM and on the bus again for Pisa at 9:00AM.

Posted by lineke.rich 22:23 Archived in Italy

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