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???!!”
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.
Jonah in Siena