Wednesday, October 3, 2012

SIENA - UNDER YOUR SPELL

August 12th, sun, 30 degree Celsius. I insist on this detail because right now we are October 3rd and there are raindrops rolling down my window.

Siena has been the final highlight of our trip trough Tuscany. I did obviously prefer San Gimignano to Florence but Siena did top everything! Probably due to its authenticity. Compared to San Gimignano this city did not sell its soul to the tourism business but instead did stay true to itself.

Unfortunately we did miss the Palio di Siena, one of the most renowned horse-races in the world. But we could observe the final preparations around the Piazza del Campo.

I guess I do have a reason to return to Siena ...