Siena Travel Blog› entry 19 of 25 › view all entries
The days this week have been tough. It's been so hot and we have to travel all over to see these beautiful villas and these charming towns, but we feel too miserable to really enjoy it. Yesterday we had two hours to explore Lucca but my group just sat at an outdoor cafe. I didn't see anything in Lucca. Isn't that sad? We're all exhausted and can't really concentrate on hardly anything. I'm doing the best I can to take everything in, but one can only do so much.
We had four hours in Siena today, so that was a little better. Our mission was simple: eat lunch, get cappuccini, see St. Catherine's house, head and thumb, and finally see the Duomo. Amazingly we fit it all in, but it was so rushed. I felt bad to be rushing through the beautiful Duomo, but we didn't really have a choice.
Most of the gardens and villas are absolutely gorgeous. Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm Elizabeth Bennet and I'm exploring Pemberley for the first time. However, I have yet to run into any Mr. Darcy. But I'm always on the lookout, don't worry.
I can't believe we're nearing the homestretch. I feel like I've been here for so long, but at the same time it feels so short. I've been so disconnected to the rest of the world, it'll be weird to leave my dream world that is Italy. But I miss reality, so I think that when the time comes, I'll be ready to go home. After all, there's no place like home, but then again, there's no place like Italy..