I can’t believe 2015 is coming to an end. I was going through some of my old pictures that I haven’t sorted through yet and I came across these ones that I took during my trip to Italy last summer–Siena, Italy, to be specific. We only spent about 1-2 days in every city, so looking back through the pictures, I had to do a double take to make sure that these were indeed from Siena. But as soon as I saw the cathedral, I knew I had it right. Siena’s cathedral was very unique–the facade is super elaborate and detailed, and the striped interior of the cathedral is not something you see everyday, either.
We started off our journey in Siena at the town center: The Piazza del Campo. This medieval square is huge, and the architecture is very interesting! There’s actually a horse race that’s held around the edges of the square twice a year.
The next stop was, of course, the grand Siena Cathedral. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. I actually remembered to take pictures inside the cathedral this time, so you’ll get to see the detailed artwork inside as well!
Black and white are the colors of the Siena coat of arms–hence the black and white stripes on the interior of the cathedral. You might also have noticed that the whole floor of the cathedral is covered with marble mosaics, and each panel tells a different story (mostly scenes from the Old Testament). I highly recommend getting an audioguide if you visit the cathedral!
Hope you all have a wonderful and safe NYE. See you all in 2016 🙂