To Siena We Did Go

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At 8:20 a. m., walking to bus stop. Sun not quite out yet, but soon was shining as we headed out.  Bus takes about 1 hr and 45 minutes.  The scenery is worth the ride.  It's where one thinks, "this is what I envisioned as Tuscany".  Rolling fields where wheat has just been harvested as far as the eye can see.

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Arrived in Siena, bathroom stop at train station before taking taxi up into the city.

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Coca Cola advertising just outside the toilettes.

 

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Took taxi to the cathedrale at the highest point of the city; ever so much easier to walk down, than trudge up very steep stairs from the Campo.

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Magnificent architecture.  Fortunately, the floors were uncovered so we were privileged to see/experience them.  The floors are only uncovered 2 months a year.

One of the greatest masterpieces of Italian artthe floor of Siena’s Cathedral 

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Walking to restaurant for lunch.  

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"I've got the bread; where's the wine?"

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I watched this guy for an hour try to entice people into either of this eateries across from Le Logge.  He had very little success.  He didn't seem to be a good advertisement.

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Delicious risotto with orange sauce and pomegrante

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Il Campo, where the Palio (horse race) is run twice in the summer.

Church where we sat for awhile to get out of the sun.

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Taxi back to train/bus station to wait for bus to Montepulciano. Stazione is also a mini-casino!

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