For day 1 I was in the city of Siena ....
Outside & Inside the Duoma
This square is where the famous Palio horse race is run evey year ... and has done since the 14th century
The street lights, and Contada name ... in their regions colours
The oldest bank in Europe, started in 1472
One thing I didn't photograph was the actual specific Contradas .... I have decided I must have beed Sienese in a previous life, as one of the 17 groups is named for the giraffes ... my favourite animal