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8 Hours in Siena

Day 2 Sienna

Happy Birthday to me! So today was my birthday – and what better way to celebrate, than a day trip to Siena! 451 more words


The soul of Chianti according to Monty Waldin

Elisabetta Fagiuoli comes from a family that has been making wine for more than 300 years with the simple and truthful rules of attention, respect, love, harmony. 123 more words


Your Latest Travel Tip

The folks in Siena are so loyal  to their contrada that when they marry outside the district, they return to their home district just for the Palio.  11 more words


Catherine of Siena: Non est inventus similis illi

For a few years now, I’ve been in the habit of using Catherine of Siena as one of my “weird saints” because of the forms her asceticism took. 2,778 more words


Siena, the mysterious

Me & Siena – there’s a tension between us. I cannot say exactly why, but it was there before I went to see the city for myself. 211 more words


First Impressions...

I have arrived. Let the chaos commence. What were my first impressions of the city you may ask? I have a one-word answer for you. Magical. 684 more words