Lega Nord is political alliance to which belongs most of the regions from the Northern Italy. Being neutral, I find it not very friendly towards the southern part of the country. The main political platform of the Lega is Devolution, in order to established the federalism in Italy. I didn't expect to see their supporters in, what is called, the Heart of Italy.
The Campanile at Palazzo Publico 1
The Campanile at Palazzo Publico
500 steps are to be climbed up in order to have the great view of Siena
on top of the Campanile ( the belfry / belltower ) of Siena, built at the Palazzo Publico
More infos and explanations are coming soon !!
A rather forgettable dinner
The sight of locals supping was the biggest draw for me. But the evening ended on a flat note. Firstly, the appetizer of mozzarella ball with grilled pepper and aubergine was unexciting. I guess it is was it is - a ball of mozzarella cheese. The main course - roast duck with fennel seeds - was dry, tasting almost paper-like, although the fennel flavor blended quite well with the rather strong flavor of the duck. The skin though, could have been roasted a little bit more, although I wasnt expecting peking-duck perfection. And the dessert, chocolate flan, was the biggest letdown - it was drier and flakier than chocolate cake!
The positives: the wine, Borgo Scopeto, was quite good - it was recommended by the waiter who used to work in the vineyards in Tuscany. And the service was prompt, attentive and friendly.
Dievole's Best Wines
We were a small group of 4 with a special tour guide who took us to Dievole, one of the bigger wineries in Chianti. We paid $150 each for a 5-hour tour that included the winetasting tour in Dievole, lunch, then Monteriggioni, Castellina in Chianti, and Ama.
Heart Of The City
The Piazza del Campo is an open plaza at the heart of the city. Once the site of the Roman forum and central market place. It is still used for all of Siena's public events. Bullfights, festivals, and the famous Palio all occur here.