Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Italy 2018 - Day 1, Siena

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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Tags: camera, holiday 2018, italy

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