Siena is just lovely. The only thing I don’t like is the fact we have to leave tomorrow! Am finding more and more reasons to come back for an extended visit to Italy!
This morning we visited the Battistero, the Cripta and Museo Dell Opera. The panoramic views from the tower above the Museo were stunning (Jan says I am allowed to use the word “Stunning” for the first week only!). From there we wandered through the Duomo, then after lunch we saw some paintings at the Oratorio Di S.Bernardino.
However one of the greatest pleasures has been simply wandering through the streets. Narrow winding lanes up hill and down dale, fascinating little shops, colours of terracotta, brown and pink. I am loving finding interesting door knockers to photograph!
The only down side is our pokey stuffy room… A bit hard to bear in such hot weather, but never mind!
We leave early tomorrow morning for a day trip to Florence – I had wanted much more time here, but Ill be back! We stay over night in Bologna then are catching an early train to Ancona to get the 11 am ferry to Split in Croatia. We are meeting up with friends of Jan there and in Dubrovnic, which will be lovely!
Must finish off now and see about this ferry!