San Giminianni and Siena | Back to Medieval time

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Versão Brasileira

During our stay in Firenze, we will explore two medieval towns in Tuscany, San Giminiano and Siena. Both two very famous cities in the region.

Buckle up!

San Giminiano

On the second day in Firenze, we decided to rent a car to visit San Giminianni and Siena. The idea was to do those paid tours with lunch and wine tasting, but our desire to drive along Tuscan roads spoke louder.

We hit the road early and... well, not so early because the party with people from the hostel lasted until the morning... but despite being a little lost at first, we soon got used to the signs and traffic and GPS.

The scenery along the way was wonderful, with rolling hills, vineyards and picturesque medieval towns all around.

To be prepared for this trip, we went to a supermarket and bought several things to eat, water and grape juice.

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We arrived in San Giminianni in the morning and went to explore this small medieval town walking through the squares and picturesque streets.

Indeed, it is a charming city with a lot of history and beautiful sights, great for taking lots of pictures.

What impressed me the most were the medieval buildings that surround the historic center, giving the city a special charm.

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A curiosity is that these towers were built by the rich families of the city in the Middle Ages, as a form of social status.

Another really cool place is Piazza della Cisterna, a well-preserved square with lots of shops and restaurants. In addition, the Cathedral of San Gimignano is also wonderful with its Gothic architecture.

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A perfect place to visit when exploring Tuscany and experiencing a small medieval village. And of course, all this with a lot of wines and local snacks with the tasting tours in the region.

I would stay there longer, but we still want to go to Siena, shall we?

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Siena

Arriving in the afternoon and we left the car in a parking lot close to Piazza del Campo.

Another city with beautiful architecture that I will try to describe through the photos. Siena's cathedral Duomo, squares, and pizza! what a pizza, one of the best we ate in italy was in Siena.

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As we entered the city downtown a surprise, a Naked Woman checking out streets gossiping by the window... but was only a sculpture. lol

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After wandering through the streets of the city center, we accidentally found a great place to relax in the sunshine.

In front of the cathedral, several people were hanging around, and it would be a great place for a break.

When the sun goes down, it lights up the entire cathedral, making it reflect an incredible golden hue.

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We chose a restaurant for dinner in the square so we could watch people having fun there and everyone around contented, imagining that it must be big families. Can you imagine cleaning all the rooms? Haha

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Pizza - Wine - and awesome creme brulee for desert.

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Best pizzas we have so far in Italy, make me want to go back there to eat it again. Fresh ingredients perfect dough and very tasty.

Goodbye pizza from São Paulo. It's a lie, São Paulo's pizza is still the best... at least for me...

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In addition to the squares, Catedral There is a lot to do in Siena and maybe I'll be back one day.

Another building that enchanted me was the Palazzo Pubblico. It has a museum that you can see a large collection of works of art, paintings and sculptures.

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Like all cities we've visited so far, many churches, I remember that we joked that in Italy there are more churches than people.

The streets are very clean and charming streets with several alleys that it was fun to enter without knowing where you would come out. And we found more stores and more restaurants. Bars and more squares. It was so worth it.

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It was an amazing day, driving around Tuscany, eating, walking and seeing medieval towns I always wanted to see. An experience I will definitely never forget. But if you forget, it will be registered on the Hive Blockchain. haha

It only gets better!!!

And there? Did you like it? A walk through time huh? I really enjoyed getting to know and I think that a day to get to know both cities was very well spent.

The return, through the already dark roads, without any surprises on the way. And do you already know what the theme of the next post will be? Prepared?

Hugs

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Durante nossa estada em Firenze, exploraremos duas cidades medievais da Toscana, San Giminiano e Siena. Ambas são duas cidades muito famosas na região.

Apertem os cintos!

San Giminiano

No segundo dia em Firenze, decidimos alugar um carro para visitar San Giminianni e Siena. A ideia era fazer aqueles passeios pagos com almoço e degustação de vinhos, mas nosso desejo de dirigir pelas estradas da Toscana falou mais alto.

Pegamos a estrada cedo e... bem, não tão cedo, porque a festa com o pessoal do albergue durou até de manhã... mas, apesar de estarmos um pouco perdidos no início, logo nos acostumamos com as placas, o trânsito e o GPS.

O cenário ao longo do caminho era maravilhoso, com colinas onduladas, vinhedos e pitorescas cidades medievais por toda parte.

Para nos prepararmos para essa viagem, fomos a um supermercado e compramos várias coisas para comer, água e suco de uva.

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Chegamos a San Giminianni pela manhã e fomos explorar essa pequena cidade medieval, caminhando pelas praças e ruas pitorescas.

De fato, é uma cidade encantadora, com muita história e belas paisagens, ótima para tirar muitas fotos.

O que mais me impressionou foram os edifícios medievais que cercam o centro histórico, dando à cidade um charme especial.

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Uma curiosidade é que essas torres foram construídas pelas famílias ricas da cidade na Idade Média, como uma forma de status social.

Outro lugar muito legal é a Piazza della Cisterna, uma praça bem preservada com muitas lojas e restaurantes. Além disso, a Catedral de San Gimignano também é maravilhosa com sua arquitetura gótica.

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Um lugar perfeito para visitar ao explorar a Toscana e conhecer um pequeno vilarejo medieval. E, claro, tudo isso com muitos vinhos e petiscos locais com os tours de degustação na região.

Eu ficaria mais tempo lá, mas ainda queremos ir a Siena, certo?

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Siena

Chegamos à tarde e deixamos o carro em um estacionamento próximo à Piazza del Campo.

Outra cidade com uma arquitetura linda que tentarei descrever através das fotos. A catedral de Siena, o Duomo, as praças e a pizza! que pizza, uma das melhores que comemos na Itália foi em Siena.

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Ao entrarmos no centro da cidade, uma surpresa: uma mulher nua olhando as ruas e fofocando pela janela... mas era apenas uma escultura.

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Depois de vagar pelas ruas do centro da cidade, acidentalmente encontramos um ótimo lugar para relaxar sob o sol.

Em frente à catedral, várias pessoas estavam por ali, e seria um ótimo lugar para uma pausa.

Quando o sol se põe, ele ilumina toda a catedral, fazendo-a refletir uma incrível tonalidade dourada.

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Escolhemos um restaurante para jantar na praça para que pudéssemos observar as pessoas se divertindo lá e todos ao redor contentes, imaginando que devem ser famílias grandes. Já imaginou limpar todos os quartos? Haha

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Pizza - vinho - e um incrível creme brulee como sobremesa.

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As melhores pizzas que comemos até agora na Itália, me fizeram querer voltar lá para comê-las novamente. Ingredientes frescos, massa perfeita e muito saborosa.

Tchau pizza de SP. É mentira, a pizza de São Paulo ainda continua sendo a melhor... pelo menos para mim...

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Além das praças, a Catedral de Siena tem muito o que fazer e talvez eu volte um dia.

Outro edifício que me encantou foi o Palazzo Pubblico. Nele há um museu onde você pode ver uma grande coleção de obras de arte, pinturas e esculturas.

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Como em todas as cidades que visitamos até agora, há muitas igrejas. Lembro que brincamos dizendo que na Itália há mais igrejas do que pessoas.

As ruas são muito limpas e charmosas, com várias vielas nas quais era divertido entrar sem saber de onde sairíamos. E encontramos mais lojas e mais restaurantes. Bares e mais praças. Valeu muito a pena.

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Foi um dia incrível, dirigindo pela Toscana, comendo, caminhando e vendo cidades medievais que eu sempre quis ver. Uma experiência que definitivamente nunca esquecerei. Mas se você esquecer, ela será registrada no Hive Blockchain. haha

Só Melhora!!!

E aí? Gostou? Um passeio no tempo né? Gostei muito de conhecer e acho que um dia para conhecer as duas cidades foi muito bem aproveitado.

A volta, pelas estradas já escuras, sem nenhuma surpresa no caminho. E você já sabe qual será o tema do próximo post? Preparados?

Abraços

~ S&SG expenses

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Transport-150
Foods-100
Balance539
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@vaipraonde

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Never knew Italy holds such beautiful magnificent view, have heard alot about this country though, from the hype of the post i thought you were talking about spain surprised its italy

happy i could surprise you and make you discover new places.
yes, very beautiful and charming places.
magnificient!

It really is from the view of things. Wished i had that pizza too thou😋


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one of my favorite places in Tuscany

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These are beautiful buildings. I am pretty sure they are old structures that can test the test of time

Great conductions with beautiful architecture

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I went to both cities some years ago when I was in the region, brings back nice memories. Btw, did you know the oldest bank in the world is from Siena?

That's great to hear that my post bring you good memories... IDK, I remember something about a bank but didn't know it was the oldest bank in the world... will search it for sure. tks

Edit: yes, i bein there. but didnt know about this fact! tks

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Thank you! very happy here! for sure will check and support others!

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