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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Siena June 25th 2003

As we started our five day trip to Northern Italy as a class today, a lot of things were happening this morning, even before we got out of Rome. Rome Arrived in the Piramide Metro around 8:10 am, we were joining our classmates across the pyramid, waiting on our tour bus that would pick us up at 8:30. Romans were doing their daily routines; streets started to get busy with cars and mopeds zooming around, people in work dress were walking all around us, and vendors were setting up tables and tents for their items. Apparently twenty plus foreigners waiting in a piazza in the middle of these activities were an eye-sore for locals, as many started to give us a puzzled look. It started to get uneasy, but nothing we could do but waiting for ... read more
Pienza church
Tuscan landscape
Duomo di Siena

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Siena April 13th 2000

Geo: 43.3187, 11.3305Sun in the morning. Up and made breakfast. Paul wasn't feeling well, so he slept in. After he ate, we started out.It was a gorgeous day today. We drove the back roads to San Gimignano - a beautiful mediaeval town with many towers. We arrived about 14.00h and had a very good lunch in a restaurant that served local specialties - the dining room has a vaulted ceiling, like an old wine cellar, but also windows with a view out to town. Paul had duck; I had guinea fowl. We also had a local wine. Then we wandered around town. The towers are not open for climbing, but the town - and the views - were certainly worth the visit. On our way to Siena, we stopped at the mediaeval walled town of Monteriggioni, ... read more
Tuscan countryside
Kids and kitty

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