Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Siena

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You are probably thinking by now… when are these people ever going to get home…almost done now…only a few more hill towns…and today…

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So is it raw sienna or burnt sienna (the paint color names come from the French language hence the double “n” but the color comes from the earth in Tuscany)?

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Or is it gold? (a human statue)

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The Duomo

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Across from the Duomo is the Museo filled with amazing art (of course) and at the back of the second floor (at least I think we were on the second floor) there is a door down a hallway that leads you to a very narrow spiral staircase. Very close quarters but serves as both up and down. Only one person can move at a time but it is so worth getting to the top. It is called the Panorama and this is the view.

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After the Museo, inside the Duomo.

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Ceilings and floors, ceilings and floors.

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After enjoying the Duomo we were off to the Palazzo Pubblico. (Think the James Bond movie with the horse race.)

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This is the Mangia Tower built between 1338-1348.

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The construction of The Palazzo began in 1288. The large medallion is the monogram of San Bernardino. Inside are the amazing frescoes of the Allegory of Good Government and the Allegory of Bad Government.

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Then we enjoyed walking though the streets

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Enjoying the patterns

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and celebrations…a wedding!

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Great lunch included rabbit stuffed with carrots and pine nuts wrapped with prosciutto.

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Then dessert at Grom!

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The very best flavor…salted caramel.

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What a day, what a day…

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