Siena, the Gothic City 🇮🇹
Our next destination was Siena, a medieval city adorned with Gothic structures. During our walking tour, we marveled at the city's beauty and fascinating history and culture. It was a nice start for our Tuscan Country tour, setting the pace and mood for the rest.
Though Siena is, by now, reduced into a small city, barely inching up from its 50,000-population during its heyday, it is by no means an ordinary town. It remains grand and special in so many ways.
En Route from Florence
|Mama Sarah and I just behind the Train Station as we waited for our bus.
The Tuscan Countryside
|Just one of the idyllic sights of rural Tuscany
|The demarcations of Siena's ancient borders were delimited by huge walls
|Mama Sarah and my sister pausing for pictures
The Oldest Bank in the World
The Palio & the Animal Emblems
|Istrice (Crested Porcupine), the smallest contrada of Siena.
|The Piazza del Campo
|The winning contrada, Selva (Forest), proudly waving their flags.
|Rhinoceros, the animal emblem of Selva.
The Grand Duomo di Siena
|Myself, happy inside.