Italy

Siena & Florence (Rival Cities)

Il Campo – (Siena’s main square) They have a huge Palio horse race every year in this square.

** Interesting fact……Siena & Florence were rival cities. During medieval times Siena had a statue of Venus in their main square. A plague hit Siena and they blamed it on the statue of Venus. So they cut the statue into pieces and buried it next to the Florence wall. 🙂

Siena’s Civic Center in Il Campo.

The Duomo in Sienna built in 1215. Inside there are a lot of Michelangelo & Bernini sculptures.

“Did I really just order a huge plate of meat???!!”

Ahhhh, GELATO!!!!

Florence’s Duomo built 1300-1435. The Duomo was built with a hole in the top because no one knew how to construct a dome. Brunelleschi came along and saved the day constructing a dome.

The boys standing outside the huge Duomo doors.

The boys and I standing in Palazzo Vecchio (Florence’s Town hall behind us)

Michelangelo’s David outside the Town hall. This is were it stood until they moved it indoors down the street. The boys couldn’t figure out why there were so many naked statues. I asked Jacob what he thought and he replied “The sculpture shows how good the artist was with detail”

Florence’s Ponte Vecchio Bridge over the Arno River.

Jonah trying to get some shut eye again.

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Jonah in Siena

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5 thoughts on “Siena & Florence (Rival Cities)”

  1. The Gelato looks super yummy, I wish you could bring some of that back to the States! Those doors were HUGE that the boys were standing in front of…and YES we know Jonah can slee anywhere now!

  2. More amazing pictures. How are ever going to want to come back to the states with all the traveling you guys are doing??? Does Jonah really fall alseep everywhere?

  3. This brings back memories of when we visited these same sights with you, and ate gelato and yummy pasta outside the Vatican. We got that post card-thank you!! Thank you for sharing your travels so we can all enjoy….

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