Siena is like a smaller, quieter, more medieval version of Florence, and I loved it. After an hour bus ride through Tuscan countryside, we navigated to the Piazza del Campo, where the Palio di Siena horse races are held every summer. On a beautiful day like today, it was the perfect destination to enjoy some sun.
The highlight of my day was definitely the view from the Panorama dal Facciatone attached to the Siena Cathedral.
We also explored the museum in the cathedral, the baptistry, and the crypt below. The crypt revealed the older versions of the Siena Cathedral dating back to the 12th century, and excavated fresco paintings of biblical scenes leading up to Jesus’ death – super interesting.
We spent the rest of the day wandering through the winding streets, and thinking about all we’ve seen and done. February was an incredible month, and I’ve loved documenting my travels through this blog! This has been great space for me to reflect and share a thought or two from all the ones rolling around in my head. Overall, this makes me even more grateful for this experience and for all the encouragement I’ve received to keep sharing about it!