Wanderlust 2017: Under the Tuscan Sun

On our way from Rome to Florence, we spent couple hours in the beautiful city of Siena, Italy. Within that short time, I felt connected to this beautiful town, which is set in the middle of Tuscany.

The second we got there, we sat down and enjoyed, once again, PASTA! I think you may see a trend with my food choices in Italy. I cannot fully express how important it is to eat as much pasta while in Italy as possible. It is above the rest. The town square is full of delicious restaurants.

After we fueled up, a few people decided to climb to the top of the clock tower. I did no such thing. I was stuffed full of pasta and decided to tour the city. I soon found that the entire town is all uphill and walking up the clock tower would probably had been less work. I also found that walking through this little Tuscan town was exactly what I needed for our two hour stay.

The views are gorgeous, but once we had gotten close to being exhausted from the hiking and the non-stop sunshine and heat, we found one of the most beautiful cathedrals in all of Italy. The Siena Cathedral is beautifully placed in the middle of Siena. We did not have time to go in, but the detail added to every inch of the cathedral were breathtaking.

Once we trekked back to the group to hop on the bus to head to Florence, there was a huge sense of accomplishment. Between the sun, walking, meal, glass of wine, and views, I was content. I would love to head back to Tuscany. Ideally, I would rent a house for a long weekend in the hills, drink wine, and enjoy the sunshine.

If you’re ever in the area, definitely stop into Siena. You won’t regret it.

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