My friend Marlene is in Italy right now. Can you say, jealous?
I just had to let you guys see the pics too. I hope I can visit these places some day. But in the meantime, my lovely friend can show you around!
Now, where were we? Oh yeah, in Florence. You need more pictures:
From Florence, we drove to Siena, where the medieval horse race, Palio, is held twice a year in this plaza:
There’s also a large remnant of the original city walls and castle. Rick and I took a short walk there during a break after we first arrived. They still use it, too. There’s a restaurant/nightclub there, and they also have concerts in the amphitheater. That’s where Rick is sitting.
Siena was one of the prettiest towns we visited. Here’s a view from the castle wall:
The next day we headed to Rome, with a lunch stop in Pienza. It’s also a pretty town, but all we saw was the main tourist street. That was impressive for the fact that it was part of the…
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