A Few Hours in Siena
View of Piazza del Campo

A Few Hours in Siena

During one of our day trips from Florence was a few hours visiting the city of Siena.  A few hours is not long enough to discover a city like Siena, but it provided a glimpse into this famous Tuscan town, with the promise we might return one day to explore it further.

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Tuscany: Bad Backs, Bad Roads and Bad Drivers
Vineyard in Greve, Tuscany

Tuscany: Bad Backs, Bad Roads and Bad Drivers

I have a bad back.  I would love to say it was due to an old football injury or the result of saving an old lady from a burning building, but the truth of it is I’m just an overweight computer geek.  Bad backs are as much a part of our DNA as comic books and Monty Python quotes.

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A Visit to San Gimignano
Sun on rooftops of San Gimignano, Italy

A Visit to San Gimignano

While most large cities in the world have the best cathedrals and museums, my favorite places to visit are the smaller towns and villages in a country. I enjoy the slower pace and less crowds, but I also love to see a place with ties to older customs. It is like stepping back in time, and since I’m a history geek, it resonates far more than a famous sculpture or painting. San Gimignano is exactly the type of place I love to explore.

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