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... decorated with frescos, it would take hours to study each panel on the ceiling alone, and give you a very stiff neck! The large font is decorated with bronze panels depicting the life of St John the Baptist.
The last museum was across town, we walked the 2 or so kilometres to find that it was closed for restoration. We retraced our steps back to the centre for a look around the shops, but as it was early afternoon most were shut.
When we woke up it was very cold, the thermometer was reading 3 degrees, we put the heating on and stayed in bed until things began to warm up. I looked like my old grandmother used to, with a pashmina wrapped around my head and shoulders to keep warm. Inside the top cupboards there was a thin layer of ice, we wondered just how cold it had been overnight? Once we had eaten breakfast Les set about mending yet another ...
... off we headed to the city square, which brings me to the blog title. As soon as we got into to city square I immediately recognized it. I thought it was very odd and I assumed I had seen pictures and dreamt it before. As a group we travelled to the duomo and that is when I knew that I had definitely been to Siena before. Basically when i was very young I went to Elba island, on the way there we stopped in Italy though and ...
... barriers and tourist hoards, every space has something decorating it. The gaps between the floor scenes are decorated with a square marble pattern and the walls near the ceiling have loads of small statues. I cant imagine how it was designed and how someone could hold that much detail in their head aat one time. in reality they probably didnt, from what I-ve learnt, some of these things are built over 100 or more years. The painting on the inside of the ...
... we must remain in awe or we are at risk about becoming a bit complacent about all these beautiful historical towns and villages.
Next place on our list was San Gimignano, another medieval walled town, probably one of the most famous. Built on top of yet another hill, it was beautiful, especially on such a lovely sunny day. Again, too many tourists! oops forgot- we are tourists too but we don't feel like tourists anymore! Took photos ...