Thursday, July 28, 2011

Siena & San Gimignano

 I may be in Paris now, but here are some of the photos from Siena and San Gimignano I promised!  Siena was a bit of a let down, but that may have something to do with our entire bus getting car sick on the way in...

Siena is smaller than Florence, and also unlike Florence, is situated on a hill.  The steep winding roads were picturesque but left many of us wondering how they manage in the winter if there is ever an ice storm! Snow is not as common in Florence, but is in other parts of Italy so it is possible they may sled their way around town!

The Duomo at Siena was spectacular.  I was really excited to see the pulpit by Nicola Pisano and his son because we had studied this in art history! The carving is so intricate! There is another pulpit like this one in Pisa which was made just before the one here in Siena.

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