Category Archives: Italy

Tuscany

Wow, the dates on this blog have gotten really screwed up!  We were actually in Tuscany on October 1st.  From Florence, we took a tour of four Tuscan towns and one divine stop for a wine tasting.

Our first stop was Siena.  We only had a short time here, so we pretty much confined ourselves to the Cathedral.  But it was a really incredible Cathedral.

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Street in Siena.

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Here’s the outside of the Cathedral.  There were little spiky things sticking out all over and when I zoomed in, I realized they were statues of sitting dogs, complete with leashes.

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Here’s the inside.  It was full of black and white marble.

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The floors were spectacular and they told stories.

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One of the side altars.

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This is where the lector reads the readings.  It was beautifully carved.

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The main altar.