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Travel Blogs from Siena
... its jockey.
Its a no holds barred winner take all race. We were two weeks too soon.
A jazz concert was being performed in a bar across town. Arrived on time at 21.00 to then realise we were in Italy, so sat back and enjoyed a drink while the performers assembled themselves. There were several groups to play, all slightly different but all delivering great jazz. The only disconcerting observartion was that we were the oldest people there!
Siena is a medieval hill town in Tuscany, Italy. (It is the capital of the province of Siena.) Siena is about 200km north of Rome and 60km south of Florence near the center of the
Tuscany region. The town is famous for its large fan-shaped piazza. Piazza del Campo is the heart of the town and is the home to the famous summer horse-race, known as "Il Palio".
Today the horse races remain to be a big deal for the town. There are 6 districts that ...
... out our hotel and 3 flights of stairs! To finish the day we unpacked our backpacks and laid everything around the room to dry out. It was quite the sight. ...Now a couple questions for our readers: 1. What very famous astronomer and philosopher was born in Siena and attended University in Pisa? 2. What famous Italian puppet came from Tuscany? Well, we have been gone a week and besides missing you, we really miss ice, air conditioning and flat surfaces. Arrivederci! Gigi & ...
... were. The Piazza del campo was awesome, people were just sitting enjoying the beautiful weather. The Piazza was surrounded by restaurants and shops and on the other side was the Mangia Tower and Museo Civico. We got gelato and sat in the piazza for a little then climbed the tower. The tower is over 290 feet tall and the stairs were not designed for people going up and down at the same time! We had to shimmy past each other, it was quite a struggle, but once ...
... No Price" aka "priceless".
We finally arrived in Fashion Valley, might I add this is literally FASHION VALLEY. First of all we had to drive about 20 minutes from the autostrada into, guess what - a huge valley that was absolutely amazing and very breezy. What did we see? You name it, all the labels...Gucci, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Santoni, Fendi, Armani, Versace and the list just goes on and on. After going through several of ...
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