As much as I loved Florence, Sienna is the true gem of my Italian vacation. The narrow, winding medieval streets, the wind that batters you as soon as you make it out of the jungle of buildings, the subsequent strep throat I acquired. I only stopped in Sienna for a night and stayed in a beautiful hotel near the Piazza del Campo and the Duomo – I Terzi di Siena, I recommend for the more independent travelers. The hotel had an amazing terrace with the views seen above.
Also apologize for the long absence, the beginning of spring has been nothing but stress, drowned phones and food poisoning. But happy spring!