Updated: Sep 6, 2019
Tomorrow we head back to Fiumicino, Italy where we will catch our flight back to the USA. We wake with this knowledge swirling in our heads and quickly compartmentalize our thoughts. Today we are heading to Siena for a final day of exploration and shopping.
Siena is an hour drive from Vignamaggio and we want to get an early start. After our award winning breakfast in the breakfast house we return to our room to gather up our goodies for travel.
The road to Siena is winding and full of scenic views. The landscape of the Chianti region is just stunning. Driving from one hill to another with nowhere to go is pleasure in itself.
We arrive at our destination with no hiccups or wrong turns (Google tries hard but Italian roads can be confusing even for the best navigator). We park in the Il Campo parking lot. Il Campo is easy to find and highly recommended for secure convenient parking, with clean restrooms to boot (that's important).
See map: Il Campo Parking
We park and walk for a short 10 minutes into the heart of the city. As we find our way to Piazza del Campo we watch the city come to life.
Restaurant staff are cleaning the sidewalks and preparing their tables for lunch services. Local storekeepers are congregated outside catching up on local news and each others lives. As we approach Il Campo we begin to see the splendor of the square. Il Campo is one the most famous piazzas in Europe. It is a massive square with stunning buildings surroundi