Eyes Full in San Gimignano

October 14 The crowds followed us here! It was the weekend after all. Shops and wine stores beckons visitors as they climbed the main avenue toward the town center, Piazza del Duomo. This town is hilly and the tall towers provide great vantage point to see the surrounding hills. A haze formed from the rising … Continue reading Eyes Full in San Gimignano

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Sensory Overload in Siena

October 14 Time to visit Siena-- a famous Tuscan town with Piazza di Campo and Torre di Mangia and twice yearly horse race called Palio recommended by Rick Steves and all major guidebooks. That could only means one thing-- touristy! Parking by the stadium, we stride toward Il Duomo and having seen several tour buses … Continue reading Sensory Overload in Siena