We took a day trip to Siena and San Gimignano, cities in Tuscany near Florence. It was a beautiful day to visit these quaint towns – both charming in their own ways. On a beautiful day, pictures turned out beautiful (of course!) 🙂 Enjoy!
I took this picture before we entered the museum (as usual no photography allowed inside). By this time, we had visited quite a few museums and an interesting discovery for me was that an artwork needs not be a painting along but it could be a series of paintings that combines to convey the story that the artist wants to tell.
Upon its completion, the Cathedral of Siena was to be the largest cathedral in the world but unfortunately construction was abandoned halfway. Cannot imagine a larger duomo in Siena though – thought its current size fits nicely in this quaint town 🙂
Next, our guide (Liza?) took us to the Piazza del Campo, the historic city centre, where the townhall was. People just sat around, have lunch and watch the world go by… And so we did the same 🙂
We had some free time after lunch and we went back to the Duomo, before we left for San Gimignano.
I read somewhere before the trip that it would be nice to stay a day or two at Siena because there is much to experience. We did not managed to (I’m sure it would be fun!). Well, always a good excuse to come back one day 🙂
I decided to press about San Gimignano another time. Just too much to press at one go. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I have pressed it. Went through so much to press this – had problems transferring the pictures from my laptop (cranky these days, refused to access the broadband) and there was a blackout and all electricity was cut 😛 And not to forget, we took a 14 hour flight to reach Rome, a 2 hour train ride to Florence and an hour bus ride to Siena. Well well 🙂