tuscany

Tuscany is one of the 22 regions that make up modern day Italy. There are simply too many things to do and see in the region, from famous leaning towers to picturesque vineyards set alongside rolling hills. Florence is the cultural capital of the region, and today is a modern city surrounding the bustling old city core. We only had 4 days in Tuscany, and two of those were dedicated to Florence. That didn’t leave us very much time to explore, so we had to make the best of it. We were staying in Prato, a 30 minute train to the north of Florence. The one place that we decided that we simply couldn’t miss, was Siena.

The city is famous for the two towers that made up the religious and civic centres of the city, and they had a proud history of balancing the two. The main square, Piazza del Campo, was the centrepiece of the public life in Siena. The city today is still dominated by these two landmarks. It was a beautiful day when we visited, and the blue skies were littered with clouds that went on forever. The view from above was spectacular.

 

Siena Cathedral. 2015.

Prato Cathedral. 2015.

Piazza del Campo. 2015.

Siena Tower. 2015.

Siena from Above. 2015.

Siena Cathedral. 2015.

Piazza del Campo. 2015.

Siena Tower. 2015.

Siena Tower. 2015.

Piazza del Campo. 2015.

Piazza del Campo. 2015.

Prato Cathedral. 2015.

Prato Cathedral. 2015.

Prato Cathedral. 2015.