After a good hour, we arrived in Siena and had a little trouble finding a parking spot. I later realized that Siena was just not built for cars and we were actually lucky to find a parking spot at all! Marco had been there before with his parents, but I had ever been to Siena. So we spent some time just walking around. Since it was a more or less unscheduled trip we didn’t look up any information on it either. I was so positively surprised by Siena! It is such a beautiful city and I hope to spend more time there in the future. The streets are tiny and there is no space for cars, yet there are so many beautiful sights! We walked up the hill to the Duomo di Siena and it is amazing! We never even made it inside the upper cathedral because it was so late in the day, but they still let us in the Baptistry right below and all the black-and-white marble everywhere is quite a sight! We walked around the cathedral and then headed to the Piazza del Campo. This is where they hold medevial horse races twice a year, the Palio di Siena. I can only imagine how crazy that must be!
On our way back to the car we discovered the cutest little restaurant with beautiful views of Siena: Il Ristorante Di Nonno Mede. It was a lucky find! We had a really good dinner there with beautiful views and we didn’t even pay too much for it. Only wish we could have shared a bottle of red wine and stayed the night 🙂 Instead we headed back to Ansedonia after dinner. But if and when we go back to Siena, we’ll definitely come here again!
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