Day 22 – Wednesday 29 June 1994 – Sienna!

Trouble getting to sleep last night but then slept well.  Someone was playing a guitar beautifully outside in the courtyard.  Drove to Siena.  Passed by a market on the way in.  Had trouble finding a car park then couldn’t find the market for ages.  Walked miles and then the market was mainly clothes.  Bought some knickers and a singlet top for Mark.  Didn’t like Siena.  Was going to drive out then decided that we should try to find the old area. We did and saw the end of a horse parade.  Big races coming (Palio).  Huge Piazza del Campo with lots of people but nowhere near full.  Much shouting and singing for particular horses.

Duomo di Siena
Preliminary race for the Palio, Siena
Preliminary race for the Palio, Siena
Preliminary race for the Palio, Siena
Preliminary race for the Palio, Siena
Preliminary race for the Palio, Siena
Preliminary race for the Palio, Siena

Got lost again while trying to find the car.  Drove to Chiusi, Citta della Pieve then through to Orvieto.  Beautiful countryside.  Full of sunflowers.  Towns best viewed from a distance.

Tuscan countryside
Tuscan countryside
Tuscan countryside
Tuscan countryside
Tuscan countryside
Tuscan countryside
Tuscan countryside
Tuscan countryside
Sunflowers near Orvieto, Umbria
Orvieto, Umbria
Orvieto, Umbria

Orvieto seems nice.  Good clean room for 40 000L.    Tiny bathroom but cleaner than last night.    Had a meal by ourselves in a huge restaurant with a great view.  Good wine – Orvieto Classic Secco San Patrizio for 10 000L.

View from restaurant, Orvieto
Janine in restaurant, Orvieto

Day 23 – Thursday 30 June 1994 – Roma!