Volterra and Siena

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€8 car park … And up and up and up 300 steps to the start of this town on top of another Tuscan hill .. Much bigger than San Gimignano and less busy with tourist but it was 6 pm when we started our ascent … It’s ancient …said to have been continually inhabited since the end of the 8th century …home to the fictional Volturi a coven of powerful regal vampires ..I thought wrongly that Twilight New Moon was film here No just set here and filmed in Montpulciano (on the todo list)

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And on to Siena after a disturbed night in the carpark
Yes it’s the correct spelling.. Sienna is the colour
Another carpark and a bus into town .. And a wander through the streets with a few oooohs and aaaaghs ..

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Piazza del Campo

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WE had a lovely time and off to find the bus stop back .. After walking the wrong way for a mile or so about turn to the area we thought the bus ran from only we couldn’t find it .. Asked a few people who sent us back to the bus station but NO it doesn’t go from there .. Eventually an off duty bus driver gave us better instructions … And we bought a ticket at the tabac shop unlike on the way in NO ticket but no inspector either so got away with that .. Phew .. We have driven through more rolling Tuscan country side with castles and ancient hill hamlets than you can shake a stick at and now we are having some R&R by a lake by the name of Lake Trasimeno free camping + free leccy an added bonus

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

2 thoughts on “Volterra and Siena”

    1. I don’t know Graeme .. But most of the many steps to the main square were marble …And sienna is the name of the colour pigment which I didn’t know but Siene is the name of the city .. How about that ..

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