Italy trip Oct 07
We arrived by bus from Florence. It took about an hour and we alighted a few streets away from our B & B in a central Piazza. We only had 2 nights which was really an afternoon and one full day.
Siena is built on 3 steep hills so good walking shoes are a must. The roads are very narrow and cars are not permitted inside the walls unless of course, taxis, drop off and pick up etc. The buildings in Siena do show their age and this is it's beauty. Untouched by modernization. We tried the panforte cake which Siena is famous for, did some shopping, and was amazed at the size of the Piazza dell Campo. We walked to the Catedrale di Santa Maria to find it was under wraps literally. A lot of renovations going on. This shows in my photo out our B & B kitchen window to the Catedrale and crane in the distance. However, while there do climb the steps to the arches for a good view over Siena.
We were staying in one of the many districts of Siena, namely St Catherine's Grotto. We looked down the via to her home as a child where she locked herself in her bedroom for 3 years conversing with God. The original house now houses a series of chapels.
We had a short but an enjoyable stay in this interesting old Tuscan city and even got a taste of chocolates from Perugia.