Nov. 12, 2005: Day 8 in the Old Country

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We went to Siena and San Gimignano today — a pair of smaller cities, but both very old.

The main church in Siena — known as the Duomo — is absolutely amazing. It’s huge, but they actually planned to increase the size of the church and you can see where they planned on extending the building.

San Gimignano is known for its towers. The city is more or less a walled city that dates to about the 11th century. It’s pretty much a tourist town today, but there are still some people still living there.

The Tuscan countryside is really pretty — a lot of rolling hills and houses built on the hills. It was nice to see the area away from Florence, which is pretty much all buildings and little — if any greenspace.

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