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JULY 4, 2015


On a quick dash to Siena to pick up eyeglasses that had been fixed I had some crowd time on the streets. As always it’s unendingly fascinating to watch our species and witness the parade of shapes, sizes, gestures, makeup, clothing, companions, family, emotions, and all the combinations that, as Shakespeare would say  6 more words


Day Trip To Rocca Delle Macie, Siena, San Gimignano And Torciano Winery

Since we were in Firenze, we wanted to visit the Tuscan region and taste some wines. We were thinking about renting a car for the day but our concierge recommended that we get a driver for the day to take us around. 445 more words


A Storied Door in Siena

Weekly Photo Challenge: Door



An art dealer once told me that an image of a door is so much more interesting if it tells a story. 56 more words


Domeward Bound

…another place I haven’t been to in a while (other than posting here) is Italy, so given the opportunity, along with facing my (ahem) five-oh-ieth, I decided to carpe-diem my way to St. 61 more words


Palio and Archaeology

Apologies for not posting yesterday, but yesterday was a big day. The first half of the day consisted of continuing the excavation of our trenches. With the exception of terracotta, nothing special was found. 313 more words

Regis Jesuit High School

Siena & San Gimignano

One of the best trips I took during my time in Italy was to the Tuscan towns of Siena and San Gimignano. If you’re traveling through Florence, a day trip to these two unique towns is well worth it… if not for the unique architecture and history, then at least for what has been voted the best gelato in Italy. 412 more words