This post is dedicated to my dear friend — Marilyn Donahue.
Her passionate accounts of Siena made it a must-see destination for us. In fact, we made it our hub for other forays into the Tuscan countryside. And aren’t we glad we did!
Siena, as Marilyn promised, makes quite the statement.
On the skyline…,
…and around every corner.
…through the ages…,
…and for the future.
…and haute cuisine…,
that our buddy came down from London to experience. (And you thought he’d come to visit with us. Humph!)
What he thought he was taking:
What he got. Too bad it wasn’t just desserts.
Popular folk arts and crafts…,
…or Renaissance grandeur at its peak.
Sometimes that statement needs a little deciphering…,
…while at others, it needs no explanation.
Sometimes the statement is folksy and cozy…,
…and at other times utterly chilling.
At the end of the day with so many statements, all that food…,
…and after all that climbing…,
…we were exhilarated, stuffed, and dead beat.
Though not quite as dead as this guy.
In fact, after a wonderful farm stay we were up and about for another day in Tuscany.
Thank you again, Marilyn! Here’s wishing you a speedy return to sunny Siena 🙂
P. S. Happy Bastille Day to one and all. May your revolution be successful…and bloodless 😛