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... two rooms that intrigued us. The first was the "Hall of the Nine." In 1337, the Council of Nine commissioned Ambrogio Lorenzetti to fresco the walls of this room. The Council worked with Lorenzetti to create a fresco that would clearly portray what the ideals and principles were under their rule. On one wall the message of the fresco easily legible is the "Allegory of Good Government." It is based on the concept of the division power between the "Government" depicted by ...
Hot and sunny. Drove from Bologna via Florence to Siena, mostly dull motorways, but also some nice scenery over and through the Apennines, and arrived about 1pm. After checking into the Villa Elda, which sounds nicer than it perhaps is, we wandered for the twenty minutes or so that it took us to get into Siena town. This is just as you might imagine and old Italian hill town to look like, dominated ...
... by the Duomo in Siena, especially the Piccolomini Library filled with original Gregorian chants, (which only Meri-Lee could read and understand).
Even in the pouring rain, Siena is lovely.
Lots of Sienese ceramics were purchased...some will be shipped, some will be carried home!
And here we are in Italy where the new Pope was elected...Pope Francis I. God bless him!
... in which the jockeys ride bareback, circles the Piazza del Campo, on which a thick layer of dirt has been ...
... who wins without a jockey is known locally as winning "scosso."
The city is inside a walled area and a bordering archway separates each Contrada. In each section, you can see the signature flags along the street. Each Contrada has its own church, its own fountain and its own anthem.
First evening in Siena – we walked to the walled ...