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Italy Photo Tour Blog September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 at 7:21 PM

September 22nd 2014 Siena, Italy

We are now in beautiful Tuscany, and our first location to experience and photograph was the Siena. Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2008 it is one of the nation’s most visited locations. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval city scape and the Palio, a horse race that is held twice a year. 

Every corner was a photo opportunity and after the group enjoyed a lunch of many local fares we spent the afternoon exploring the town. From Siena, we carried on to the walled city of Lucca which we will be calling home for the next 5 days. We will then be visiting and photographing different towns and villages of Tuscany each day.  Our location tomorrow will be the five seaside villages of Cinque Terra.  

Enjoy tonights selection of images, I’ve included a few more from Rome and a few supplied by some of our photographers that are on tour with us.

One more of the Memorial in Rome at night captured by Bill Hall

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Can anyone identify this character .... image by Brian Boyd

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Brian and Claudia enjoying a cappuccino in Piazza Nova in Rome, image by Brian Boyd

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Trevi Fountain, unfortunately it is undergoing some restorations. But still worth the visit.

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Fountain of the four rivers by Michael Angelo in Piazza Nova.

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Piazza Nova in Rome

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A tapestry depicting the killing of Julius Cesar, in one of the galleries at the Vatican. 

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One of our first views of the rolling hills as we entered into Tuscany

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This little village called Pieve was our first stop.

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Another one in the village of Pieve, by Bill Hall

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Wash day is Siena

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Every street made for an interesting backdrop, Siena

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A little girl in the Palio Piazza

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Pigeons having a drink at the fountain in the square

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Photographer over the wall, check out the pigeon on the lap of the statue

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Flash mob of puppets, Siena

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Gail and Sandra taking a break after walking up some of the steep hills in the village

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Elly and Dolores, who’s resting beside you?

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Siena Cathedral, what a beautiful church

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Inside the Siena Cathedral

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The final shot for today was the massive alter in the Cathedral

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That’s it for this evenings post and report from Italy. Good night from all the Trekkers in Lucca, Italy.



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Posted by Patti on
If you pass Il Palagio, grab me some of Sting's vino will you ? LOL Great shots! I hope Brian is behaving and Marg is enjoying the shopping ;)
Posted by Nora White on
Amazing photos! A country with so much history and ancient buildings. Rolling hills are breath-taking. Feel like I'm on the tour with you. Lovely, lovely - keep them coming. Have a great day exploring on Tuesday. Make sure that Rose and Janet are behaving themselves :-)
Posted by Carol on
I have tears in my eyes. These images are amazing . . . To say nothing of the beautiful architecture, and the history lessons. Love it Trekkers. Thank you so much for sharing. - hugs to all of you.
Posted by Nancy on
Love the village shots...especially the clotheslines!
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