Siena Travel Blog› entry 86 of 128 › view all entries
I jumped back on the train (the great benefit of having the Eurail pass) and headed to Siena. After a quick train ride, I was there. There was nothing that particularly jumped out at me in the guide book, but it came reccommended by several people. Again my guide book did not have a map of the city, so I was left to wander on my own. To my surprise, the city turned out to be like a big maze. I kinda felt like a guinea pig as I went through the streets, up and down the hills. I eventually came to a large square somewhere in the middle of the city. In this square, the Piazza del Campo, sits the Palazzo Pubblico, the city hall of Siena. Not too far from the Piazza del Campo is Siena's Duomo. I was able to go inside and look around, but the outside was covered in scaffolding. I appreciate them for maintaining the buildings, but why do it while I am there?!
That was pretty much a wrap for Siena. I had quite a bit of trouble finding my way back to the train station, and it turns out the train I wanted to catch was either delayed or cancelled. So, I walked down the road to the supermarket and bought some things to eat while waiting for the next train.