Villa San Donato
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... 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 ...
... still no signs or mention of Montisi. We kept driving and asked a few people directions. No one spoke English and my basic Italian didn’t help.
By this stage we were driving threw corn fields, farming country and very isolated farm houses. It was a lovely drive but I did start to wonder what the hell we were doing.
Eventually, after a bit of backtracking and nervousness, we came across a sign to Montisi. 3 ...
... upon entry. The one main road inclined slightly, with many souvenir shops along the way. I purchased one for myself, a Christmas ornament that I can’t wait to hang this winter.
I reached the tower and slowly hiked the many, many steps to the top, which also included a ladder that was challenging to climb in a long skirt! The view was just as I had remembered it from my last visit, gorgeous, yet peaceful. ...
... of Siena. We went to an old castle like building where you can walk up on the walls and there is a view over Siena. It is like a park now. We walked past an outdoor theatre too which was cool!
We got some great shots! There were heaps of runners going around, it was like a circuit!
We had a lovely night out taking pictures and enjoying our last moments in Siena.
We got back to the room and finalised our backpacks.. not all that keen to leave in the morning :(
... probably would have gone def. After the tower we went over to their big Duomo- a giant gothic church which was suppose to the biggest church in Europe until the plague hit. It was so pretty inside, there were black and white stripes every were, along with some awesome ceiling paintings. After wards we had lunch, I got some ricotta spinach raviolis and some almond cookies Siena is famous for.
We then got back on the bus and ...
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