Una Ragazza in Italia

Beautiful Siena

As my time in Italy studying abroad comes to an end, I wanted to take at least one more day trip to see another part of this beautiful country. Siena lies in Tuscany just below Florence near San Gimignano. It is a beautiful little town with just one main piazza where the traditional horse races take place every summer, dating back to the 16th century.DSC_0023

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I fell in love with Siena as soon as we made our way through the winding streets when we got to the center. It has a feel similar to Florence but much more quaint, peaceful, and with less tourists. The main piazza, Piazza del Campo, is quite large for Italy and all sloping downwards to the middle. The architecture and detail on the buildings in the square and Siena in general is beautiful. The way they preserve it truly shows the history of the town; as brick changes to stone in a single space you see the change of centuries.DSC_0055DSC_0078DSC_0013DSC_0047The duomo of Siena is particularly beautiful as well. It is a medieval Roman Catholic church dating back to the 1200s. It is composed of almost entire marble of colors from greenish black to red, and white. Il duomo di Siena is truly beautiful and unique. It is probably one of my favorite exteriors of churches I have seen here in Italy.

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Siena has such a feeling of warmth and charm, instantly making you feel at ease and comfortable. The way the streets are lit carry this feeling as well. I would love to return someday and show my family this lovely town. There is so much history and architecture seen along every street; it is truly beautiful.

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xox Jenna

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4 thoughts on “Beautiful Siena

  1. Your pictures are gorgeous! You’re a great photographer! I wish I could visit Sienna!
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  2. very beautiful Siena 🙂

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