Monday, 31 October 2016


Another day out in the car, this time to a small walled town called Pienza

Friday, 28 October 2016

Nature Reserve Near Stigliano

We drove to this nature reserve as it was too hot to walk!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

San Galgano Abbey

We got in just in time before the abbey was closed for a wedding ceremony

Back on our terrace with a toast to the newlyweds

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Stigliano To Torri

We walked from Stigliano to Torri to visit the cloisters of a monastery

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Siena - Preparations For The Palio

Lots of marching bands from the different Contradas (districts) of Siena

To get to and from the railway station you have to travel on 10 escalators and moving walkways - it's a long way down!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Siena - First Visit

One of the gateways to the city

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Sunday, 9 October 2016

H.P.B. Stigliano - Around The Site

This is the building we stayed in

Looking towards Siena


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Holiday Property Bond (HPB) - Stigliano

Our apartment
Dining area and kitchen

Bathroom with a brick arch diagonally across it!
The architect must have had fun converting this old building.
Amazingly neither of us banged our heads on the arch


View from our window looking towards Siena

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Lucca 2

Whistle stop tour of Lucca...continued

Main square, although it's not actually square

Inside St.Martin's Cathedral

Now we move on to H.P.B. Stigliano