Tuscany 2019-Day 6

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This was our view walking from the parkade into the old city of Sienna for another visit

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and more quaint shots along the way to the Duomo.

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There were times when I was speechless with the exquisite beauty everywhere you went.

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Even the views of the shops were beautiful.

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I had learned on a previous visit that the zebra stripes of the cathedral were actually layers of white and green marble.

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Of course 2 dimensional photos like this, don’t come anywhere near the magnitude of the structure.

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Da Vinci was only one of many sculptors commissioned to adorn the space.

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These angels were a couple of my favourites.

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At one point I climbed the stairs that provided this beautiful view of the city.

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There has been a newly excavated section (in 1998) that we didn’t know about when we were there previously. The discoveries were amazing.

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The ceiling of the library.

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The most exquisite gallery shop I have ever seen.

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We reconvened for lunch and in spite of some rain, sat under the enormous umbrellas at the restaurant called “Il Fontino”.

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I can close my eyes and recall the taste of the succulent lasagna-heavy with cheese.

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A flat of plants at a little grocery store en route to the parkade.

Sienna I will always remember you.

Kath’s quote: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” ― St. Catherine of Siena  

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Love never fails.

 

 

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