Siena...the climb / by Mark Nunneley

On Saturday we went to Siena which was about an hour south of the Villa.  Siena is perhaps Italy's best preserved medieval city.  It is a joy to walk the streets of Sienna,,,hills nitwithstanding.  First order of the day was to climb the 400 steps to the top of the Torre del Magnia which rewards you with unparalleled views of Siena's rooftops and countryside beyond.   While we all started the stek up, Gracie and Maddie left us behind with only Mark, Kati and Brittney making it all the way to the top.

Next up was lunch and we found one of the best places to eat of our entire trip.   It was hot out so originally we just looked for a restaurant with AC but the food was outstanding as well.   We had AC, good food, ice for our drinks and our yummy lemon soda.