Half a day in Siena, Italy

View of Siena

Siena was on our way to Florence from Rome, so we decided to stop for a few hours. The drive is just over 2h and 30 minutes, and the scenery of Tuscany is fantastic.

The city is a Unesco World Heritage Site and its beginning dates back to the age-old 900 BC. Every corner of the city was charming, and you do not need a car to get around the city. This is why we parked in a public parking lot just 10 minutes from everything.

Piazza del Campo and the Duomo di Siena (or Siena Cathedral) are the main attractions, and located about five minutes apart, in the middle of the city. For the cathedral, you can buy a ticket to the inside only, or with a tour to the dome, which is worth it.

Almost everything in town is made out of brick: floor, walls, etc. That makes the visuals unique and fantastic. Here are some of the highlights in photos.

Road with city views from the car
Driving between Rome and Siena
Diego with Alice and Diana in the stroller
View of the Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Campo
Diego with a gelato and Piazza del Campo in the background
Alice eating a strawberry gelato
Adriane in front of the Torre del Mangia
Torre del Mangia
Photo of the exterior of the Duomo del Siena
Duomo del Siena
View of sculptures and roof
Alice and Diana posing for a picture in the interior of the Cathedral
Cathedral’s interior
Wall and ceiling details in the Cathedral
Views of Siena from the Duomo in the Cathedral
Alice and Diana posing for a photo
Narrow streets
Fountain with brick building in the back

We only spent a few hours here, and definitely want to go back, as we really enjoyed the charm of the city.

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