Today we headed to Siena, a great Tuscan hill city steeped in history back beyond the Romans. This city was one of the main locations on the Old Roman Cassia Trade Road along with Orvieto, Perugia & Cortona. Siena is very unique in that it has a huge main Piazza that slopes downwards in the middle in a wavy way from it's four sides. More amazing examples of Florentine architecture from times past especially its Duomo. Siena like Lucca was well known for it's wealthy bankers & people are very partisan to one of the 17 districts of this town in which they were born. Each of these areas are represented by an animal. Siena is also famous for the famous horse races that are run around this Piazza each year on July 1st & August 16th. At the times of these races thousands fit into the Piazza to watch. Charlie was intrigued. San Gimignano was a beautiful hill town with many towers, 70 in it's heydey,one would think for defence reasons but in actual fact was for the milliners to hang their cloths from to dry before rolling them. We are now in Florence for the next 2 nights, will be great to explore this classical area. We've had quite warm days since coming to Italy, very similar to what we're used to but unseasonably warm for this time of year in Italy.