Hotel Villa Liberty
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It was clear this morning over breakfast...clear and sunny in Siena, iffy in Lucca. Full of confidence we drove over the back roads to Siena and then circled it at few times before we gave in and parked in the car park by the railway station. we followed Rick Steves directions and crossed the road, entered the mall, rode up two escalators to the food ...
... or we watch the crowd to see when they cover their ears. Often something else distracts us so we often get a blast without covering our ears. Oh well we are both pretty deaf anyway. Of course they have historical and proper names and I am not supposed to call them bells and cannons, but hey right now that will do me.
THE HISTORIC PROCESSION:
WOW, the procession started with a display from a squad of Carabinieri dressed in their finery and ...
... in the spaghetteria next door who looked after it for us while we visited the rest of the town.
The Duomo was indeed palatial with frescoes, mosaics and statues by Michael Angelo and others, plus a wonderfully complicated tower with it's windows increasing in numbers upwards. The side area was also interesting because they started to expand it in the mid 15C but plague crippled the town ...
... women try to improve their quality
of life by forming personal relationships with men of high status and power.
In my opinion, ...
I know that I should really be embedding these into where I reference them on the blog, but I am in Italy and would rather not spend the time doing that. I hope you can forgive me and just enjoying looking at them out of order. Prego. teheehee.
Also, I am running out of time before la messa a San Caterina, so I haven't included my captions yet. But they will be forthcoming.