30.8.11

Sienna at dusk

our trip to Sienna didn't go entirely to plan.. firstly we couldn't find the right car park/any car park.. we arrived just as the sun was setting and were all tired, hungry and slightly bad tempered.. then we got even more hungry as non of us could decide where to eat.. we spent so long walking in circles around the Piazza del Campo knowing everywhere will be overpriced as well as being super busy.. we ended up grabbing a slice just to save our hunger and failing tempers and decided that it wasn't too bad and at 2.50 a slice far more reasonable.. 4 beers and 2 more slices later we ended up having the most enjoyable evening sitting at the top of the wooden seating which had been erected especially for the Palio over looking the Piazza..

I have to say Sienna was beautiful.. it looked at it's best for us as it was all dressed up with flags and lighting which changed in all the different sections.. we invaded a street party on the way in and out and walked all the way up it which was fascinating.. I'd love to have a street party like that.. the food looked amazing and there were all ages there chatting, laughing, eating, drinking and smoking together.. I thought it was a beautiful city and I can't wait to explore it a bit more.. next time though I'll have a map..















10 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful. It's really lovely how everyone goes out to eat together. The sky is so blue too.

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  2. Sienna is wonderful! Nice pictures and you look so lovely in that dress Tori!x

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  3. Sienna's one of my favourite cities, glad it got better and better!

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  4. wow.. that reads like a dream.
    Thanks for taking me there.

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  5. Sounds amazing! What I'd do for a slice of pizza like that!

    Beautiful photos too!

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  6. That street party is awesome. We should hold more of those in this country. Not that we can count on a warm summers evening though!

    Looks like you guys had an awesome time. Beautiful pictures as always xx

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  7. Beautiful pictures of such a beautiful city - one of my favourites. Those Italians know how to live don't they? I think it has something to do with the climate...

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  8. Lovely photos; I agree its a beautiful city.

    We went last summer as my best friend got married in the town hall right on the Piazza del Campo and I got to be a bridesmaid. It was fantastic coming out of the hall to be surrounded by hundreds of tourists all wondering what the funny men in kilts were doing and trying to catch a glimpse of the bride!

    But yes the parking is terrible!

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  9. Siena is beautiful isn't it? I am originally not too far from it, just over the border of Tuscany into Lazio. Beautiful photos! When I see photos like these, it always makes me long of returning home :D L x

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  10. Your photos are stunning

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