Sienna

Hot and muggy in Siena’s Il Campo

August 27, 2009

Beautiful






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Evening at the Il Campo

August 27, 2009

The lazy buzz of evening conversations.  The pattering of cutlery in late-night cafes.  Our backs warm against the cooling bricks of the bowl shaped square.  A sweet breeze.  The sprinkling of stars.  What a beautiful August night in Tuscany.  It just makes me want to dance.






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It’s like the entrance to Petra

August 27, 2009

But Siena style 🙂






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Dinner with the Civettas

August 27, 2009






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Our room with a view at sunrise

August 26, 2009






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Tonight, we are Civettas!

August 26, 2009

We are feasting with the Civetta (Owl) contrada tonight.  The tables are set in backstreets of the old district and for a few hours, we will celebrate with the winning tribe of this year's August Palio.  HOW COOL IS THAT?!






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A few more thoughts from Italy

August 26, 2009

– I don't care how hot you are, you are not hot enough to wear a white Speedo – ever.  Those things are just wrong, wrong, wrong. – Gelato is part of the essential food groups.  It's good for you.  Period. – I can live/travel with 2 dresses, a pair of shorts and 2 tank […]






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I <3 Siena

August 26, 2009

We're in Siena for three days.  It's beautiful.  One of my favourite places ever.  A totally medieval town set in the heart of Tuscany.  It has been unbearably hot again these last few days but we did manage to do a walking tour to learn more about Sienese history and of course, the Palio di […]






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