Architecture in: Siena, Italy

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Siena, Italy. September 2014.

Always branded as Florence’s less crowded neighbor (although let’s face it, it’s pretty crowded here too, sometimes), Siena is worth a visit all on its own. It’s a nice day trip or half day trip, and almost all the notables are within a 5-10 minute radius from the center. I really like it when old towns are jam-packed with things to see and do. An instagrammer’s dream (since technically I’m no photographer haha)!

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Like many duomos in Tuscany and nearby regions, the church was built originally medieval (brick), and then renaissance-d up. You’ll also notice these graphic stripes paired with the ornate baroque-ish façades in many duomos and churches.

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Siena is pretty small, and it wasn’t palio season when I went (I imagine it would be a lot more crowded during the palio), so it was nice to walk around maplessly.

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Tuscan charm

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A sandwich shop where I cracked a tooth :)) The sandwich wasn’t bad; my teeth just suck.

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The shell-shaped piazza where the palio takes place

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400+ steps up, not a great idea when one isn’t in shape and forgot to warm up :))

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And one dizzying descent before I left. Ci vediamo, Siena.

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