Siena Off The Beaten Path

  • Holy light over Crete Senesi (Nov 2010)
    Holy light over Crete Senesi (Nov 2010)
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  • Off The Beaten Path
    by angiebabe
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by angiebabe

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Siena

  • 1. S.Galgano Abbey

    Really exists only one sword in the stone, all over the world. It's S.Galgano's sword. We find it in Tuscany, between Monticiano (Siena) and Chiusdino, near the wonderful ruins of an impressive Abbey...

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  • 2. Siena in Springtime

    I went to Florence for a medieval parade event and then drove around Tuscany for a week or so. It meant that i was in Tuscany in March which is springtime - and...

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  • 3. Enchanting erosion in Crete Senesi

    Ever since I saw a photo of this landscape in Google Earth, I wanted to see it with my own eyes. On my way back from Gubbio I realised that it is close from the...

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  • 4. Crete Senesi - out of this world :-)

    On my way back to Siena from Abbazia Monte Oliveto Maggiore (see next tip) I took road SP/SS438 east from Asciano to Arbia to get to SS73/E78, the two-lane...

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  • 5. Beautiful and unique medieval house

    Siena is incredibly beautiful place and to me it is much more attractive than Florence. Maybe it hasn't such a fine palaces and art galleries, made to impress...

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  • 6. Fontino Via delle Vergini

    The underground Siena is formed by "Bottini" (chanels) a gallery, an underground waterwork gug just bellow ground, the works of which lasted for many years. At...

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  • 7. Enchanting narrow streets

    They say, "curiosity killed the cut" but it doesn't worth for Siena strollings. The more curious you are the bigger reward could be expected. There are number...

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  • 8. Spontaneous shootings

    At times we are just lucky to take spontaneous pics realizing their attraction only after passing time. I was updating my Siena page after long time, by adding...

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  • 9. Where to buy extra film: Foto Ottica Moderna

    I dropped my camera in Rome so my camera was acting up. I went around to look for a camera store to buy a pocket camera like my old one. The nearest store was...

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  • 10. The stores are small

    Most of the stores in Siena are situated in old buildings and the openings are small. They can't really renovate the stores so they make use of the small entry...

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  • 11. The streets are small and tiny

    The best way to travel in Siena is to walk. You will be faster than the cars because the streets there are way, way too tiny. They= streets can only accommodate...

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  • 12. The spooky doors

    The Basilica Cateriniana di S Domenico church has hand carved arts on its main entrance door. They were a little bit spooky to me.I am not sure if some people...

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  • 13. Street signs in Siena

    I found the street signs in Siena very different. The signs for hotels are also different.When reading them, make sure to remember your days because the parking...

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  • 14. Siena at a distance

    When we went to Siena, we took a bus from Rome. When we were about to reach Siena, the bus driver pointed us a hill where Siena was located. I took a picture of...

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  • 15. The city fortress

    It is unimaginable how in the old days people lived. We see the remnants of how unsafe their lives were during those days and in order to protect themselves,...

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  • 16. Where the older people hang out

    From the parking lot at the fortress in Siena, we saw this park with a fountain on it. There was a fountain in the middle and nice chairs. This is where the...

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  • 17. Money Exhange

    There is an express teller machine at the Piazza close to the Ciao Restaurant. When I went to Sienna, I didn't have Euros left and I had to buy some gifts at...

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  • 18. Le Due Porte

    My fondest memory of Siena is in strolling around and feeling perfectly comfortable wherever I was going. It was pretty hot day and not much people could be...

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  • 19. Sunflower fields Forever!

    During my traveling partners and my stay in Siena, one of our favorite days was spent in this little town about an hour bus ride from the center of Siena called...

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  • 20. Chianti

    Located as close as only 18kms north of Siena is the magical Chianti region of Tuscany. This famous region is home to a large chunk of Tuscany's wine...

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  • 21. Beaches in Tuscany

    Take a car or a public bus and go discover a little more of this beautiful part of Italy. Go to a beach for example...U can see wonderful sunsets and...

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  • 22. Tuscan Jewel

    The best-preserved medieval city in Italy. People live and work there! You should allow at least one full day to visit Siena's major churches and museums,and...

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  • 23. Gardens around Siena

    While visiting Siena do not remain just in the ancient town but tour around and you’ll discover magnificent villas and gardens Among others, very close to Siena...

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  • 24. Remote location, Crete Senesi: Monte Oliveto

    In retrospective this is one of the things I deeply regret: not having waited one more hour until the abbazia would open again. I was on my way back to Siena...

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  • 25. Hidden surprises everywhere

    Unlike Florence where you have to fork out hundreds of euros to enjoy its treasures in its museums, many of Siena's attractions are just lying somewhere in an...

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