I’m really going to try to round up my Italy posts already cos its been like almost 5 months lol. & I might just finish these posts in time to blog about my wedding if I don’t hurry up. But its ok I’m almost done now! Just 1 more post on Rome after this. :)
So we woke up to Day 7 in Italy, and time was passing really quickly.
I had my usual breakfast of croissants, bread, sausages and ham + a donut. & bf’s is pretty much the same just in larger quantity + egg n bacon.
& his huge tomatoes! He really hates them by the way, just forcing himself to eat them cus its healthy! It was funny to watch him cringe with every bite. xD
Its beautiful to wake up in Italy. Just look at that sky!
We went back to our room to pack up and get ready to leave for another day out in Italy~
My ootd. (which doesn’t really matter cus its covered w the coat 99% of the time.)
Enjoying the sun n scenery on the way to the medieval city of Siena. This was an optional tour at 60 Euros per person if I don’t remember wrongly. We originally did not want to go, but since our tour guide said everyone else on the tour joined… We just went along. (& if we didn’t go along there was nothing for us to do but like bum around somewhere on the bus or I don’t know where.)
& so here we are at Siena! Its really really beautiful.
Walking along and here’s the Siena bank, which is the oldest bank in the world!
Toilets are at 0.50 Euros each time so hold it in! Restaurants provide free toilets if you grab a drink/bite there so that’s what all of us did. Hold it in until we see a restaurant/cafe.
Walking along some more and we see a protest! Not sure for what but we just caught a little glimpse of it anyway.
More scenery pictures in Siena. But really, its all about the scenery.
Its just a little medieval town.
& of course, the Siena cathedral (Duomo di Siena). Our tour guide kept telling us about this zebra stripes church!
Here’s me for size comparison haha.
The interior! Made out of black and white marble, and zebra stripes just like my tour guide had said!
Beautiful, isn’t it! I guess if you’re like me and Adrian and really like these cathedrals you’d enjoy Italy a lot ‘cus these cathedrals are everywhere! & all of them are similar yet different and have their own highlights. Like this one would definitely be the black n white marble.
Spot the tiny us with the cathedral behind!
Restoration works in progress on buildings all around Italy, and here’s one of them.
& then we walked along to the Siena square (piazza del campo) It wasn’t so much like a square though, more of a trapezium..? Haha. This is also where they have their twice-a-year horse racing. The horses just run around the sides of the square where the shops are, and the spectators gather in the square!
& lunch at I can’t remember where (might have been Autogrill again). ‘cos this was the only picture I had. But I remember it was quite yummy!
Omnom Gelato (pistachio n hazelnut, or maybe caffe I think) while we were gathering to leave Siena. This was.. 2.50 Euros or 3.00 Euros I can’t remember. But it was one of the nicer Gelatos we’ve eaten! (Comes w a spoon la so we don’t actually lick it off like that)
& last pictures of Siena before we left!
Bf didn’t make nice faces cus the sun was shining too brightly :(
I still can’t decide if its really worth the 60 Euros (about S$96) per person to visit Siena. But I figure since we’ve already travelled all the way to Italy and paid almost 3k each to be there, we should see as much as we could! & it was really beautiful.
& then dinner at Papa Rex. This was one of the more decent dinners we’ve had! (most were actually quite bad, or just passable)
Pasta, followed by pizza, pork chops and then ice cream! All tasted not bad!! (Except the pork chops which were really salty)
& they were selling pictures they took of us at the entrance for like 10euros or sth I really can’t remember. They already printed out the pics and were passing them around for you to decide if you wanted to buy. So… I took a picture of that photo hahahahahaha.