Travel Blogs from Siena
... she is hard to understand. There is only one other couple on the tour who are from Germany. We find out some interesting facts, like there is a population of 60000 people in Siena and 10% of the population work for the one bank. You can see Siena is a wealthy city and the people are really well dressed. There is no crime, or beggars in Siena. The buildings and streets are beautiful. Siena is a city on top of ...
... No charge, no charge for the nectarine he exclaimed! There was a plaza area we walked into looking for the WC (water closet) ie. bathroom. There was a big stage area and confetti strewn all over the ground. We are guessing that was where the town watched the local football game the night before. As we walked back to the car, we came upon a violinist behind the shutters of the villa and the music was magical. We filled ...
... upstairs than downstairs, and none of us were dressed as coolly as we would have liked, since most of the old churches here have dress codes and make sure that we don't have bare shoulders or too much leg showing, so I went back down after about ten minutes.
Yesterday, our program chartered a bus for us and we went to Siena. Siena was Florence's rival in history, but traditionally clung onto the art and architecture of the medieval era and only reluctantly gave in ...
... one, and given a free one off the owner. So you end up with two ;)
We walked around the Piazza to check out all the restaurants and shops. It was stinking hot at this stage. The sun was overpowering and colossal!
Despite the sun's blistering heat, we admired the beauty of this Piazza. We stood back for a few moments and imagined the race. Such a famous race held here - it is quite amazing actually. There was still dirt in the ground within the cracks. ...
... an amazing Gothic brickbuilt town with lots of little winding streets & marvellous architecture.
Our first stop was San Domenico - a church built in 1226 for St Catherine of Sienna. The size & beauty of the churches is amazing. We even heard the end of a mass in English.
Piazza Del Campo is the public centre of the town & a great public square surrounded by many cafes, a church & residential buildings! A great people watching place!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services