Italy: Tuscany | Part II: Orvieto & Siena, Italy


Orvieto, Italy | Orvieto Italy Photography (1)


After a few days in Rome (Click here if you missed Part I: Rome), we began to travel North along the West coast of Italy. The next four days that we spent traveling through Tuscany were my favorite parts of the whole trip! I felt so at home in Tuscany. I really loved everything about Italy but Tuscany, in particular, was a dream. The way the birds chirped in the morning dawn, the smells of the fresh air, the scenic views that seemed straight out of a movie and the delightful food!! It was all heavenly.

Orvieto and Siena were the first towns we visited while traveling through Tuscany. Both of these places were magical. Orvieto was first and it set the bar high! I fell in love with this place. It felt straight out of a fairytale and was so peaceful. After lunch in Orvieto, we headed to Siena! Siena was a much larger city with lots of shops and amazing architecture.


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Orvieto, Italy

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Our first stop was in this little town built on a steep bluff of volcanic rock called Orvieto. From the moment I stepped foot in this charming little town that felt straight out of a fairytale, I was in LOVE. Visiting Orvieto was my favorite part of the entire trip. I have a goal to retire there one day.



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Orvieto Cathedral

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Siena, Italy


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After spending the morning in Orvieto, we traveled to Siena where we spent the rest of the day. Siena was another breathtaking town, it was a lot bigger than Orvieto but still so charming! We had our first group dinner in Siena and it was INCREDIBLE!! We stayed in Siena for the night in a gorgeous hotel that was surrounded by Olive trees. Their soap was even made with olive oil and was amazing. This whole second day of the tour was my favorite! From beginning to end it was perfection.


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Siena Cathedral

Siena Cathedral | Tuscany | Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (46)Siena Cathedral is a medieval church and if you noticed looks very similar to the cathedral in Orvieto! Siena Cathedral | Tuscany | Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (45) Siena Cathedral | Tuscany | Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (44) Siena Cathedral | Tuscany | Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (43)Siena Cathedral | Tuscany | Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (39)Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (42) Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (41) Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (40)Siena Cathedral | Tuscany | Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (36) Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (34)Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (37)Walking Through Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (33) Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (30) Some of my favorite portraits from the entire trip! Thank you so much, Alexa Sedge for these amazing photos! Couple portraits in Tuscany | Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (26)Couple Portraits in Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (29) Couple portraits in Siena, Italy | Siena Italy Photography (27)

The Torre del Mangia

 Built from 1338-1348, it is located in the Piazza del Campo, Siena’s main square, near the Palazzo Pubblico. When it was built it was one of the tallest towers in medieval Italy.

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More from our trip to Italy will be posted soon! If you missed our post about Rome be sure to click here!

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