Siena’s Church Brightens Stormy Day

The black and white stone gives the church an unusual feel.

It was a stormy day in Tuscany today, so we journeyed south to Siena to see one of Italy's few fully Gothic churches, a foreboding, but spectacularly beautiful place. A city of 57,000, Siena is built on a series of hills about an hour-and-a-half drive south of our home in San Baronto. It is difficult to capture such an amazing church in pictures, but here are a few from our visit to the Siena Duomo, built beginning in 1136.

 

 

 

 

 

The frescos in the church library are huge. Below, the library's ceiling.

The massive, round glass of the facade adorns the view from inside above the altar.

 

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5 thoughts on “Siena’s Church Brightens Stormy Day

  1. nice pics šŸ™‚ we will be in Tuscany next week and we will definitely visit Siena!

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  2. Love that cathedral. One of the coolest places I visited in Italy. But, did you go see St Catherine’s head while in Sienna?

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