Florence and Chianti October 5th 2016 We arrived in Siena yesterday after two days of beautiful biking through the hills of the Chianti region south of Florence.
Florence was crowded with tourists, and amazing. There's not much to say that hasn't been said, nor photographs to take that haven't been taken many thousand times. Still, I shot Michelangelo's David in the Academia with both the camera and smartphone from many angles, whi ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Siena Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more