Our epic travel day was May 8. In the USA May 8 was Mother’s Day. We decided that we would celebrate Mother’s Day on Monday. So, on Monday, we got up and for lunch – we went to a resturant that was known for its gluten free menu. We were the only folks there – and they made every dish for us – so could remove all gluten ingredients.
Everything was incredible. We sat outside in this courtyard in the sun.
Since it WAS Mother’s Day – we went for dessert. We ordered 3 – and this was the cutest – and delicious… but it was #3 in our favorite list. Yes – white chocolate blocks, and milk chocolate Lego people.
El Campo is the center square. They host a horse race around this square 2x in the summer. While we were there – it was just a great place to chill out and people watch.
We climbed the tower for epic views. REALLY tight stairs – you had to check your backpacks – but I had a baby on my belly 🙂 It made for some tight squeezes as we passed folks. This photo is from halfway up.
Still a ways to go!
From the top. I wonder where the Crayola color Sienna comes from?
We went back in the evening a few times. Beautifully lit. The kids bought little slighshot LED lights that fluttered back to the ground. With those and squirt guns we had a couple fun evenings 🙂
We also took a guided tour – and went into the Duomo:
he floors are covered in mosaics. This one is very pretty – there are others.. The most famous is of Herrod killing all the innocents.. A bit graphic. So we’ll stick to trees and castles.
The ceiling of the “library.” I did a quick run through. But you could probably spend months studying everything in here:
this was the view from our patio:
With the apartment being just one big room – I worked out on the porch every night, so that I would not keep everyone awake. The church was brilliantly lit until after midnight.. It was a magical place to work.
It was a great 4 days. Nice and relaxed, but still getting to know the town. We had a great market nearby – with the nicest lady selling organic veggies.
From Siena, we took a train to Florence, and then a high speed train to Milan.