Monthly Archives: April 2011

Another Day to Relax

Wednesday April 20 I had originally thought I would go to Firenze today, and decided to relax and go to tomorrow. So I walked to Piazza del Campo and did a little writing there, then walked back and now I … Continue reading

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Chianti and Wine

Today I went on a tour to Chianti and it was an amazing experience, one of my favorite ones so far! My hotel arranged for me to join a small group through http://www.mytours.it and Marco picked me up at 2:00 … Continue reading

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Time to Enjoy Life

Tuesday April 19 It’s a beautiful sunny day in Siena and I’m sitting beneath a shade tree in the garden of my hotel as I write this. Earlier this morning I was awakened by the bells at the nearby Basilica … Continue reading

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Going to Siena

Monday April 18 Things are a little different in Italy, especially when it comes to public transportation in small cities. I took the Mini Metro to the train station, which I understood was the place to catch the bus to … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday in Perugia

Sunday April 17 Today is Palm Sunday and the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo was a short walk from my hotel, so I went to Mass there this morning. The cathedral was beautiful, and as in all Catholic churches on Palm … Continue reading

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Photos from Siena

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Orvieto – One of the Hill Towns in Umbria

Saturday April 16 Orvieto is one of those hill towns in Umbria that I have always wanted to see and today is the day. Perched high on a hilltop, Orvieto is an awesome sight when approaching by train. Unfortunately I … Continue reading

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Getting to Orvieto

Saturday April 16 At the the train station in Perugia, I met an elderly Italian gentleman and we had a conversation in Italian about train connections and binario(platform) locations. I guess I seem to attract Italian men over the age … Continue reading

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Perugia’s Mini Metro

Saturday April 16 Today I am going to Orvieto, which is a project just to get there, although well worth it. The transportation included taking Perugia’s Mini Metro, 3 trains, and a funicular, a two hour process altogether. Perugia has … Continue reading

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Photos in Perugia

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