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Crowds congregate for Lorenzetti icon

Upon gazing at the Lorenzetti icon at the Ferens tonight, I am struck by the thought of all those others, who have done so before me. 452 more words

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Souls Like the Wheels, Turning, Taking Us With Wind at Our Heels

When I laid out this Italy trip with travel between so many cities, I thought the time in the car would be great for sight-seeing, catching little glimpses of places to visit on the next go-round. 2,710 more words


Torre del Mangia - Siena

Secondo quanto scritto da Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, la Torre del Mangia, pur partendo da una levatura del terreno piĆ¹ bassa, raggiunge la stessa altezza del campanile del Duomo di Siena, questo per simboleggiare il raggiunto equilibrio tra il potere celeste e quello terreno, senza che nessuno dei due superi e si imponga sull’altro. 29 more words
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Siena, Italy

As we hurdled away from Florence, I had no idea what Siena would have instore for us. I saw the pictures when I googled the medieval town, but I knew those photos only really show the main sites on their best days. 129 more words



Giotto and his shop painted the entire interior of the Arena Capel in worship of Christ and his life. One of his intact works is a depiction the event commemorated by Christians on Palm Sunday. 570 more words

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