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Welcome to my in-depth picture set covering our visit to beautiful Tuscany. We spent two full days in Tuscany, which is nothing when you consider the volume of beautiful things there are to see!

Tuscany is a region in north-central Italy; it is one of the most famous of regions, well-known for its wine-making, as the birthplace of the renaissance, its famous works of art, and its wonderful medieval cities. We visited three of these cities: Siena, San Gimignano, and Florence. All have a distinct character, demonstrating how diverse this region is.

Note: additional pictures on these pages that are not in the main narrative have a thumbnail surrounded by a color.
Civitella del lagho Campsite
This was our campsite just south of Tuscany near a little hamlet called Civitella del Lagho. A beautiful spot, quietly nestled in a grove with Olive trees. [enlarge]
Tuscan Panorama
A view of golden fields in Tuscany. [enlarge]
Tuscan highway
A nice stretch of smooth pavement winding its way through the Tuscan countryside [enlarge]
A tuscan road
A road typical of the ones that wind their way up and down the farm hills of Tuscany. [enlarge]
Siena
A view of Siena, steeped in all sorts of medieval and Renaissance history, and one of the most beautiful of cities in Tuscany. [enlarge]
Another view
Another view of Siena. [enlarge]
Narrow sienese street
The narrow streets of this medieval town are wonderful to wander around in. [enlarge]
Fountain, Siena
A fountain on a side street in Siena, Italy. [enlarge]
Arches and Facades
A contrast of colors and textures in Siena, Italy. [enlarge]
Scary faces on door
A neat door with scary faces and nice wood work, Siena, Italy. [enlarge]
The Piazza del Campo
This is the Piazza del Campo, a shell shaped piazza in the center of Siena. Paved in red brick and marble, the piazza is one of Europe's greatest medieval squares. The famous Palio horse race is held in this piazza. [enlarge]
Piazza del campo and Mangia tower
The Mangia Tower, along with the palazzo pubblico (town hall), in Siena, Italy. The piazza in the foreground is the famous piazza del campo. [enlarge]
Jenn in Palazzo Pubblico
Jenn in the courtyard of the Palazzo Pubblico, Siena. [enlarge]
Piazza del campo and Mangia tower
The Mangia Tower, along with the palazzo pubblico (town hall), in Siena, Italy. The piazza in the foreground is the famous piazza del campo. [enlarge]
Soccer parade
A local soccer team is noisly parading around the piazza del campo in support of their team! [enlarge]
The Palazzo Pubblico
This is the town hall (Palazzo pubblico) in Siena, Italy. [enlarge]
Dinner in the piazza
Jenn and I have a wonderful little lunch at a cafe at the edge of the Piazza del Campo. [enlarge]
Street Sign in Siena
A street sign in Siena, Italy. [enlarge]
Chilly Jenn
Jenn finds the rain showers are making it a bit cool in Siena. [enlarge]
Duomo gets a facelift
The front of the Romanesque-style Duomo of Siena is getting a bit of maintenance. Still, a beautiful building all-around. [enlarge]
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