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25 January 1582 - Adriana

Daughter of Bartolomeo de Funariis, a tunic maker, deceased, and Catherina, from Siena. Married Domenico, from Siena, who make sieves in Piazza Catinari. Received a 50 scudi dowry. 14 more words


Siena, Italy


Another long day of train travel later, my family and I had arrived in Siena, Italy, a little town in the Tuscan countryside. We only stayed for a few nights, but we partook in some solid adventures along the way, meeting rowdy Australians, climbing a scenic overlook or two, and enjoying a local wine tasting (among other things.) I wish we could have stayed longer, but regardless, this trip was one for the record books (and photo albums… lolz. 31 more words

Piazza del Campo. Travel Theme: Meeting Places.

A Piazza is the quintessential meeting place. It is interesting to reflect upon the role of the Piazza in Italian history;  meeting place, site of political unrest, market place, home to festivals and sagre as well as musical and theatrical events, the piazza plays a central role in the communal life of all Italians today. 174 more words


Some time ago . . .

After some rain . . .

lucky we have seen this . . . :)

Buon Weekend ! :)

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Also on Thursday we drove to Panzano in Chianti to have dinner at a restaurant owned by a world-famous butcher, Dario Cecchini. Jerry had heard of him and has this to say: 864 more words

Italy 2014


On Thursday, we drove to Volterra, which is a stunning city about an hour from our agritourismo. Volterra is very ancient (since 1500 BCE), and, like many of the towns in Italy, set atop a hillside for better defense (and fresher air and better views, I suspect) 388 more words

Italy 2014

To Siena, with a Loving Heart of the Summer

Summer in Italy is absolutely enjoyable. I took a trip to Siena the other day and spent a lovely day there.

Attractive as all the Tuscany towns, Siena offers nice middle-age style environment, beautiful countryside view, historic architectures, etc. 59 more words

Trips In Italy