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Rome – Some Scenes from the Street

Well, we’ve visited many of the true wonders in Rome.  Now, we’ll visit some of the other places I passed by along the way.   Trevi Fountain In 1629 Pope Urban VIII asked Gian Lorenzo Bernini to sketch possible renovations to an earlier fountain, but the project was abandoned when the pope died. Though Bernini’s project was never constructed, there are many Bernini touches in […]

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Siena – Street Scenes 5 and Church Bells

This will be our final look at Siena.  These are some more shots from the street or our hotel window. This was the most unique image of the Madona, a very modern rendition.  Some translations might help.  elettricita = electricity.  OK, so that wasn’t so helpful.  However, “mostra d’arte, opera di L. Bichi” translates to  “art show by L. Bichi” with the arrow pointing the way, […]

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Siena – Street Scenes 4

Siena is such a wonderful town in which to wander, so many things to see.  This post will show many sites found by wandering around. The tower of Palazzo Pubblico is called Torre del Mangia.  When built it was one of the tallest secular towers in medieval Italy.  At 289 feet, it is third tallest after Cremona’s Torrazzo (367 ft) and the Asinelli tower in Bologna (318 […]

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Siena – Baptistery and More Street Scenes

Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery of Saint John) was built between 1316 and 1325 by Camaino di Crescentino.  Recall from a post from Florence that you were not baptized inside the church, but in a separate building. Siena is another great city for food.  Here’s the local butcher’s shop. Here is a “menu of the day” posted just down the street.   Today’s special is […]

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Siena – Street Scenes 2

Continuing our walk through Siena, we come upon the Loggia della Mercanzia.   Loggia della Mercanzia ( Lodge of the Merchants), a meeting place for Siena’s merchants and money lenders and an early form of stock exchange, was built between 1417 and 1428.  The statues on the external loggia pillars depict St. Peter and St. Paul; the other three statues represent three of the four ancient patron saints of the city, San […]

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Streets of Assisi – Part 2

Today we have one last look at Assisi.  These are just some scenes from the street.  I don’t have any real commentary on these other than the captions on each photo and to say that you can see so many wonderful things if you are looking for them.                                   […]

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