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Siena Duomo, with bell tower on the right  
   

Siena Duomo, with bell tower on the right

Siena and the Hill Towns

October 7th 2016
We had a few days off the bikes in Siena and the hill town of Volterra and had planned to complete our time in Tuscany with two grueling (and scenic) hilly days (3600 and 3200 feet of climbing, respectively) to the hill towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano. The bikes were cleaned, chains oiled, olts tightened up, and we were ready. Then, on Friday night, back in Siena Kathy twisted her knee, re-a ... read more
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Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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Tot: 1.525s; Tpl: 0.028s; cc: 20; qc: 66; dbt: 0.0396s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 2; ; mem: 1.4mb