Siena May 29th 2018 On Tuesday Bev and I took the bus to Siena and stayed the night. I think we’ve all seen the horse race, the Palio, that occurs in the Piazza del Campo twice a year, July 2nd and August 16th. The mind boggles just thinking about it. Horses racing on the smooth cobblestones around a very tight sort of circle. Some people we met were telling us about how different areas compete before hand so their ... 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
Nana Ninja was invented in response to our grandson Blake who didn't believe there were Nana Ninjas. We found this image on the internet, courtesy of Ian, to convince him. I'm not sure he was convinced!
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