On Sunday morning my friends and I ran (literally) to catch our train to Siena, a cute little town an hour and a half away from Florence.
We got off at Siena’s train station with 5 tracks-how hard could it be to navigate our way through this town?
We tried to find a bus that would take us to the city center-which we had to go into the mall, and down an elevator to get to-simple enough, because we always go into malls for buses. Not.
Then it was a question of which bus to get on-“None of these lines stop at Il Centro!!” Well, it turns our that it’s called something totally different, but we got on a bus and were feeling better about getting to where we wanted to.
Then a nice woman told us that “we need to get off the bus now, otherwise we will be taken to the suburbs.” What?? We were nowhere near anything that resembled a main square or cathedral!
So we walked. And walked. And walked. Sure we were walking down cute Italian streets with people on vespas driving by, but it doesn’t make much sense to me why there isn’t a bus that takes tourists (who only go to Siena for it’s center!) closer.
Eventually we made it! We walked around the main square where people sat and picniced or just chatted, and went to the Duomo, a church almost as intricate and magnificent as the Duomo in Florence!
Then we rushed back to the train station in order to be back in time to go to one last museum in Florence-the Uffizi-but as it turns out, the train was cancelled. CANCELLED. It was a good lesson to learn though-the trains in Italy are not as reliable as the Austrian and German trains!
But we sat and sipped cappuccinos in the mall before catching the next train back to Florence.
Here are some pictures from our time in Siena!