April 27, 2016 0 Comments

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” ― Catherine of Siena

Siena was a dream.

I’ve never been so relaxed to fall asleep in a public square.  It was almost as if the piazza was designed to do that to people.  It was a lovely medieval living room.  And an even more lovely nap.

We entered a big, beautiful church early one morning.  It was empty.  It has been a fantasy of mine since I was a teenager to sing in a big church that was architecturally designed for music, where the walls were made to hear worship.  I took advantage of the moment.  I sang my heart out.  It felt like freedom.

Some of the best food I’ve had since living here in Italy for nearly one year.

Delightful sunshine.  Laughter.

Let the photos tell the story.

For accommodations, we stayed here: Agriturismo Marciano

Just outside the center, it was far enough away for very quiet evenings, but close enough for adventures where the action was.  It was under 10 Euro by taxi to get to and from.  It is run by a beautiful family and really felt like home.  If you’re headed to Siena, book your stay here.

<3 Alyssa


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