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A SUDDEN PREMIERE

SO this all happened in a bit of a blaze. In essence, while preparing for an evensong yesterday at St Peter’s Church, Siena (one of the sister churches to St Mark’s in Florence), I discovered several members of the choir weren’t able to come. 98 more words

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Seeing Siena

Yesterday we took a school field trip to Siena, Italy. Siena is only a short hour bus-ride away from the bustling city of Florence. However, the two cities couldn’t be more different. 1,313 more words

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Lunch in Siena

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He was staring at us throughout our lunch.

Leaning up against the bar counter staring.  Continually.

Not even attempting to disguise it.

I caught his eye once or twice but he didn’t look away. 214 more words

A Tale of Two Duomos

When I think of Italy there are two Italy’s that come to mind: One is the whirlwind of Rome and Milan where posh women in tight skirts while zip by on Vespas — Making it look easy as pie. 1,982 more words

Tuscany Deserves Better

I don’t recall the first time I watched the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, but I do know that it’s been fueling my Italian dreams since I can remember. 716 more words

Europe

Best Fitness Workouts Near Siena

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Maybe you feel you had a few too many holiday snacks over the past few weeks or perhaps you’ve been wanting to feel better, look better and get in better shape for a while.  656 more words

Siena Round Rock

A day with St. Catherine of Siena

Katie has been reading a biography on Saint Catherine of Siena by Sigrid Undset (recall Day 1 of our trip to Norway). On car rides or during after meal conversations, the family has been inspired by the stories Katie has shared about St. 1,295 more words

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