Luis Benshimol read: Siena 2018: Dinner at Ristorante Grotta Santa Caterina da Bagoga

Luis Benshimol read: Siena 2018: Dinner at Ristorante Grotta Santa Caterina da Bagoga

It’s especially nice to have a good meal on the last evening of a holiday. Sometimes I go back to a place I’ve been to early on and liked a lot, but when you’re only staying somewhere for 4 nights that’s not so practical. And anyway, from my long list of possible places to eat, …

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Luis Benshimol read: Siena 2018: A Morning Walk in the Botanical Gardens & Visiting the Duomo

Luis Benshimol read: Siena 2018: A Morning Walk in the Botanical Gardens & Visiting the Duomo

After the rain and thunderstorms yesterday, it was lovely to wake to sun and the promise of a fine day. I’m quite an early bird so I was out and ready to explore before 9. Siena is busy with large groups of tourists during the day as it’s a popular destination for a day trip …

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Luis Benshimol read: Siena 2018: Spiral Stairs, Magnificent Views, Thunderstorms & Getting Ready for Il Palio

Luis Benshimol read: Siena 2018: Spiral Stairs, Magnificent Views, Thunderstorms & Getting Ready for Il Palio

I had breakfast early in the B&B, took things slowly and wrote a blog post, and by the time I went out it was definitely time for mid-morning coffee. I headed for Caffe Nannini which my son had recommended and is one of the best-known cafes in the city. I queued at the till, Italian …

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