Pic - inside Duomo di Siena
As a photographer its a bit of a dreamland. Yesterday I visited Sienna - a very beautiful city - you guessed it, perched on a hill.. With towers, piazza's and cathedrals this is such a lovely place. I toured it very quickly and had dinner in the main square (Piazza del Campo).. The food was delightful but also fairly expensive, if you want to save some Euro - don't eat it this area. However, it's nice to treat yourself every now and then.
Pic - sunset over Tuscany near Sienna
I must mention the property I'm staying at here. Villa Sant'Andrea - and it is a villa - a huge mansion like place - my room is enormous and so is the bathroom - no bath though. It's old and quirky, i just love it - I think for a couple it would be perfect - very romantic and is only about 3 miles from Sienna itself. Tomorrow I travel not far - to Florence. I'm going to stay there 3 nights as there is more I can do from there as a base.. I'll update you from there.
Pic - road close to Volterra, great for cycling :)
10 May - I've arrived at my B&B just outside of Florence. I'm here for three nights as the city is so big. I landed about 2pm after doing some more touring in the car through Tuscany - It's a wonderful place and I find it enchanting. It's a popular place for photographers so it is difficult to find something new and unique. In the afternoon I found a large lake north of here which was interesting and a good way of spending a couple of hours... I'll leave it there as I have to plan my city walk tomorrow and think about the days I have left in Italy when I finish here... not many.. Ciao!
More images from the trip..