In July 2003 we made a trip to Italy starting with a few days in the capital of Rome and then exploring Tuscany. All the images here were made with my original Canon D30 digital camera (the very first digital SLR from Canon) sporting a 3.1 MPixel sensor! It’s still satisfying to be able to reprocess these images with the latest software and get some pretty decent results.
From Rome we headed into Tuscany and rented a house in Casole D’Elsa which was a great central location to drive around the area. Our first visit was to the wonderful city of Siena.
Siena, a city in central Italy’s Tuscany region, is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. The fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown. The city’s 17 historic “contrade” (districts) extend outward from the piazza.
Duomo di Siena
Siena Cathedral is a medieval church in Siena, Italy, dedicated from its earliest days as a Roman Catholic Marian church, and now dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.
The small streets were fascinating to walk through with a variety of interesting shops and restaurants. We found a great little deli shop where we bought a variety of local produce such as wild boar pate.
Pubblico Palace & Torre del Mangia
The Palazzo Pubblico is a palace in Siena, Tuscany, central Italy located in the central plaza, Piazza del Campo. Construction began in 1297 to serve as the seat of the Republic of Siena’s government, which consisted of the Podestà and Council of Nine, the elected officials who performed executive functions.
From the top of the Torre del Mangia you get a commanding view over the city and looking straight down to the Piazza del Campo the people all looked like ants.
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