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Italy 2018 - Day 1, Siena 
10th-Jul-2018 05:23 pm
Giraffe
Well I have warned you that there would be photos ... and there are! Not many compared with how many I took, but just to try and give an idea of the beauty of Central Italy ... and, more importantly, the history & heritage.

For day 1 I was in the city of Siena ....


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Outside & Inside the Duoma
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This square is where the famous Palio horse race is run evey year ... and has done since the 14th century
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The street lights, and Contada name ... in their regions colours
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The oldest bank in Europe, started in 1472
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City walls
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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


Typical Tuscany
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Comments 
10th-Jul-2018 05:03 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. I must get to Italy one day. Did you go on an organised tour or make your own way?
10th-Jul-2018 06:57 pm (UTC)
I had been as a teen, but more beach then, as that was Mum & the boys choice.

I went with Riviera .... it was well organised. we spent 2 - 3 hours with a local tour guide, and then a couple of hours free time. A different city each day
11th-Jul-2018 06:26 pm (UTC)
What a lovely city - thank you so much for sharing.
13th-Jul-2018 03:53 pm (UTC)
Not a city I knew much about - but truly stunning
11th-Jul-2018 09:53 pm (UTC)
Tuscany is so beautiful, thanks for sharing your pictures.
13th-Jul-2018 03:54 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed Tuscany - very special
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