I was lucky enough to spend the last two weeks traveling around Italy with my family. We started out in Siena, and quickly fell in love with the little town settled in the country. These are some of my favorite little memories from traveling around town.
We stayed in Contrada della Torre, which is one of 17 districts in Siena. We were particularly lucky because this district had just won the Palio di Siena, which is a huge biannual horse race. Basically what this meant for us is that we got to see a lot of Italian pride and lot of celebrations!
The view from our hotel with my favorite kind of breakfast- a big European one!
An unfinished wall of where the Duomo was supposed to extend to- seeing partially finished ruins/architecture is always so interesting to me, like a little piece of history!
we didn't spend much time in the Duomo because of all the crowds, but I was perfectly happy admiring the outside.
I've been following the #Ihavethisthingwithfloors hashtag on instagram and found myself trying to join the movement in my Birkenstocks as I broke them in (I have the blisters to prove it :( )
I'm always amazed by the cathedrals and churches in Italy- the amount of intricate handwork done on the exterior of these buildings is breathtaking.
I found a little bit of my sorority love (our symbol is the crescent moon) in the Duomo in Siena (it was supposed to be finished before and made bigger than Il Duomo in Florence, but that just didn't happen).
I happened to have the chance to celebrate my birthday in Siena, our second day of the trip, and we spent a good chunk of the day walking around the city on a walking tour. We ended on top of the city; sweaty, overheated and tan.
Have you ever gotten a chance to go to Siena? What did you think if you did? I really enjoyed our trip there, although it was only two days!