Siena is gorgeous! A tightly packed walled city one gets the feeling while wandering the streets that time has stood still here. The streets are narrow, they wind surreptitiously shaded by the tall buildings on each side. The piazzas are buzzing with activity – cafes in sunshine hosting couples and friends drinking warm coffees and cappuccinos. The narrow stairways leading from one street level to another are dark and dimly lit and stand in contrast to the cheerful warm clay buildings. As a friend stated, it’s a place to be savored. Here’s some of our favorite scenes from the city:
We had a great time exploring this amazing little city. It’s surrounded by a city wall and our hotel was outside of that so each morning we walked through two enormous stone gates. It’s a city that makes it easy to imagine what life was like during Medieval times. We climbed the Panorama shown above and loved the views. Wandered over to the Basilica and were completely creeped out by St. Catherine’s head. Walked around the fortress and simply soaked in the feeling of Siena. During the day it’s remarkable and at night it’s absolutely enchanting. I would love to return and spend a week here when it is warmer.
I think I can talk Scotty into it!