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The Shepherdess of Siena - a review

This week’s novel for my Thursday Creation Review was a ‘must read’ that fit two reading genres and offered more: historical and equestrian, plus it was set in Italy. 685 more words


The history of Monteriggioni

“As with circling round | Of turrets, Monteriggioni crowns his walls | E’en thus the shore, encompassing the abyss | Was turreted with giants, half their length | Uprearing, horrible, whom Jove from heaven | Yet threatens, when his muttering thunder rolls.” (Canto XXXI)

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Siena's Traditions

My last week in Siena has been quite a reflective one. I’ve definitely pondered the city that I’ve called home for the last five weeks. And I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s quite a strange city. 566 more words


(Week 31:) Un viaggio a Toscana ed Umbria

9-15 aprile 2018

Monday, April 9. Palermo. In an attempt to be a good exchange student, I got up early and went to school. Only about half of the class showed up because there was a new round of science interrogazioni starting and no one felt prepared. 2,363 more words


Piazza or Beach?

Another week in Siena has passed and summer is starting to arrive. Instead of walking around, juggling an umbrella and trying to keep your feet dry, the sandals are out and the tanning season has begun. 599 more words