Monday, July 12, 2010

Buon Giorno

We've now been here for two and a half days and have seen so much. We've been to the Duomo, the Palazzo Del Campo, the museum del opera, the University of Siena, and a 3 hour private Secrets of Siena Tour. Connor is having trouble adjusting to the time change, which has made Mr. Howard and me sleep deprived. But we're trying to take naps when we put him down and make the best of the situation.

Siena is gorgeous and so rich with history that you find yourself studying every wall, apartment, and coblestone step wondering what royalty has touched them over time. While I had read about the feuding between Siena and Florence, I didn't realize that it is still going on today and it surprises me. We really don't have any rivalry like that in the states.

The food is just as amazing as I remember it and I have such a love for their pastas. We've missed out on a few meals because of Connor's naptimes, but even the "fast food" we've picked up (i.e. delicious prosciutto, mozzarella, and tomato baguettes) have been spectacular.

Tomorrow we have another relaxing day and then Wednesday we are renting cars and traveling around the hills of tuscany.

We must run to do some more walking and then we are off to another delicious Italian dinner. Ciao!

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