via Grand Circle Tours
October 28th–November 14th, 2014

  • This was used in an early scene in the movie “Gladiator”. We saw the movie back at the hotel.
    • Our tourguide in Siena.
    • Siena skyline
      • Siena had some of the steepest hills.
        • Banners of the Contrade or districts of Siena
        • Each district is represented by a different animal.
        • Stable for a horse that will run in the Palio.
        • No soliciting!
        • Duomo of Siena—During medieval times, there was fierce competition to build the grandest cathedral.
            • Not all the waterspouts are gargoyles.
            • Looking up at the top of the cathedral.
                • Inlays on the cathedral floor are famous.
                • Odd, gristly scene with people smiling.
                    • Looks like “The Last Supper.”
                    • Frescos in the cathedral library were a highlight.
                      • What young people aren’t wearing these days.
                      • One of these is by Michelangelo.
                      • Too much touring.
                      • Siena started building an even grander cathedral, but the plague brought that project to an end.
                      • Il Campo, the site of the semi-annual Palio horse race.
                        • So many flavors, so little time!
                        • Andy's 93rd birthday. 2nd of three cakes.
                        • Laundry, laundry, everywhere!
                          • One of the gates to city of Siena
                          • If you take a wrong turn in life you may end up here!
                          • Celebrating Andy’s birthday.
                            • Birthday cake No. 3!
                            • Assisi
                            • The famous cathedral dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi.
                            • Tourguide in Assisi.
                                    • Street shrine
                                      • Andy picked up a few girls during our break!