Italia! Part 2 – Siena

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Italia! Part 2 – Siena

After visiting Rome (read my post on that part of the trip!), we were headed to Siena as a starting point for our Chianti and Tuscany wine and food trip.  We weren’t planning to spend that much time (time that we didn’t have!) in Siena, but after spending a few hours in the old town, I can safely say that Siena was one of our favorite parts of the trip.

A few day 5 moments: Siena’s Duomo. Enough said.

We had a wonderful introduction to Tuscan food – al fresco dining, while standing outside of Pizzicheria de Miccoli, only a few feet away from the Duomo. It’s a must if you’re in Siena.  The funniest thing about this experience was that while we stood outside having our quick ‘snack’, passers by thought this was a ‘tasting’ station.  We had to constantly swat people’s hands away from our food! I don’t blame them for trying.

A tip for foodies: one of the most memorable meals we had was in Siena at Osteria Enoteca Sotto le Fonti.  We discovered Rebollita there, had the most amazing Salumi, and most importantly we had the best Pappardelle al Ragu Di Cinghiale.  I’ve promised myself that I’d learn to make that so I do expect to be writing about it soon!

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