Tuscany Tour: Day 3 – Siena

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Photo while sat on the coach taken looking through the windscreen overlooking the mountains with Siena written on the road

While approaching Sienna, we were given a fantastic little radio thingy that you put around your neck. It has a single earphone so you can still hear the tour guide within a large radius,or if it gets noisy. We then met the new Siena tour guide who would guide the group and share interesting stories and history of this stunning place.

Welcome to Siena…

Me stood in front of the Siena Christmas Tree

We were very happy to meet in a little square around a huge Christmas tree (see above). I am now only wearing a thin shirt as it is like a summers day and itโ€™s December!! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Siena Building

close up of windows on a Siena Building 2

Siena Arches

Walking through the narrow streets and hearing more about how the Medici family slaughtered and captured Siena, we arrived at the famous medieval square (Piazza del Campo). Yay another tower! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Siena Campo

Campo Towerย 

Siena campo windows

After a walk around the banked curves of the square (feeling like an Indy 500 car), the group then left the square and headed towards (what has now become my favourite bell tower of all time) Siena Cathedral!

Siena Cathedral…

Walking under a narrow archway, the group made a collective sound, it went something like (wooaaahhhhooww), Sarah said โ€œWow! A humbug tower!โ€ I said understatedly โ€œOh rightโ€ as i could only look at the ground to try and navigate, and i canโ€™t see the tower or any of itโ€™s detail anyway. But when i got back, and was able to zoom into my photos to see what i was pointing my camera atโ€ฆ..”Wow, Wow Wowโ€.ย 

Siena Cathedrals humbug tower

Siena Cathedral Bell Tower

Siena Cathedral

a view of the stunning Siena Cathedral 3

ย Sarah was very happy when we went inside and found more humbugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

Inside Siena Cathedral 2

Inside Siena Cathedral

ย The group then sat down to hear the final part of the tour guides history. Just after i said to Sarah โ€œWow, isnโ€™t it amazing to think that all of this unbelievable place was done for Jesus?! It all points to Him!โ€. The tour guide said โ€œAnd this was all done for Mary!โ€. I was not amused at all!ย 

We then had some free time and was told to meet back at the medieval square, now which way was that??ย 

Siena Campo 5

We did eventually find it, and we met back up with the group. to then return back to the coach, but on the way we passed the Christmas tree where we had first started and it looked beautiful! It finished Siena off nicely! ๐Ÿ™‚

Siena Christmas Tree at night

After quite a scare of nearly getting lost and left behind as the group disappeared into the darkness, Sarah and i boarded what we hoped was our coach (it was). ย Now itโ€™s off towards our final destination. ๐Ÿ™‚

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8 thoughts on “Tuscany Tour: Day 3 – Siena

    • Yay Sherri!! So happy to see you in our little tour group! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Such a blessing that you like the photos too, means so much to me! Everything is simply magnificent and over the top, i’m having trouble taking it all in. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read and view my photos, God bless you and your family! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Aww…and God bless you too Steve, I love your photos always and so thrilled for you to have been able to take this trip. It really does look amazing and I love your enthusiasm for everything ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Lol, thanks Sherri! I’m pleased i managed to get some of my enthusiasm across here. It was really hard for us but the excitement ruled over everything. It was a lot of walking for us with maybe too much external stimuli, and while i’m walking i can’t take my camera out as i’m pretty much always looking down to make sure i don’t end up on my face (although i could get some shots from down there, lol).
          It’s making Epsom seem really plain and boring, lacking exquisite detail and magnificent architecture! ๐Ÿ™‚
          Thanks again for joining Sarah & i on our Tuscany Tour. Such a pleasure to have your company in this surreal part of the world.

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          • Ahh…but you did such a wonderful job with your camera Steve and how could I not join you and Sarah? I got to see such a beautiful place through your eyes, a place I’ve never visited. As for Epsom, well, what can I say? Where we live isn’t exactly overflowing with magnificent architecture either, LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

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            • Awww thanks Sherri! It’s been quite a journey so far, and we’ve loved having you join us! We’re going to have so many great memories of this fantastic place, and it’s such a blessing to share it with you.
              I hope you don’t see it through my eyes! lol, you really wouldn’t see much! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so grateful for my camera, as i’m able to zoom in and see in the photos when get home, just what amazing beauty was actually in front of me! ๐Ÿ™‚
              God bless you Sherri, I’m always blessed whenever you comment. God bless. ๐Ÿ™‚

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              • Ahh…what you see is blessed indeed Steve…truly is ๐Ÿ™‚ And you are a gifted photographer. Once again, have a truly wonderful, Happy Christmas and I’ll be back in the New Year… ๐Ÿ™‚

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