You might think I’ve been here in Provence madly posting about 36 Hours in Aix en Provence but I actually did those a couple of weeks ago and saved them for posting while we were on a road trip to Italy. We met a friend of mine there and toured around Italy together and had a great time. We drove from Provence all the way down to Siena a really lovely town in Tuscany-took us seven hours.
It’s probably best known for this square with its tower. There is a race on horses here twice a year-the pavement is covered with dirt-and they go around as fast as they can three times. The square is packed with people. The horse riders (usually ringers not from the city) each represent a neighborhood in Siena. We didn’t see this race, by the way, we just imagine it as we stand in the square. I took this photo from a balcony of a store selling ice cream and wine and thought the tower in my glass looked great.
I really wanted to buy a hand painted plate while in Italy but I just couldn’t part with 300 Euros to do so. I only liked the really expensive ones. I bought some things, such as a pretty scarf made in Italy and some spices, just not a plate.