On our recent trip to Italy, we spent the day in the glorious town of Siena in the Tuscany region of Italy. One of the most famous places in Siena is the Piazza del Campo which contains the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia. Sharon, ever the intrepid traveler, was determined to climb to the very top of the Torre, which while heart stopping, provided amazing views of the countryside and the Piazza.
After stopping shaking from the sheer terror of climbing down the 535 tiny steep steps from the very top of the Torre del Mangia, Sharon made it to the other spectacular site in Siena - the main cathedral, or "Duomo" in Italian. It is hard to believe that the sky really was as blue in person as in the photos below, but it truly was breathtakingly blue. The intricate carvings on the Duomo were almost overwhelming in their detail - definitely worth a visit!
In addition to the major sights in Siena, there are many lovely streets to stroll along, and buildings and courtyards to explore. Here are a few highlights that we found as we wound our way among the city.
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float To gain all while you give To roam the roads of lands remote To travel is to LIVE!
- H.C. Andersen
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