Our first wedding anniversary (Oct 5th)! We began the day by trying to go to Coop (grocery store) to pick up a few things, but it closed the minute we walked up to the door. Most stores close between 1:00 and 3:00 throughout Italy. If you forget that fact, its quite annoying. It got us a couple of times.
We ended up eating lunch in Montespertoli (that’s monti-SPARE-toli, singsong), which was the closest significant town to Le Torri (our agriturismo, if you don’t know what that is, why aren’t you reading these in order?). Guess what we ate? Yep, pasta again! And for dessert? You know it, gelato! We went back to Le Torri with full bellies and I took a nap (that ice cream just took over!).
Around 4:00 we drove about 45 minutes to Siena and walked around. I really liked Siena, its so charming and enchanting. We saw the Duomo, which was quite impressive. The inside was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It felt gloomy and magical, like a Tim Burton set. If you ever make it to Siena, you MUST go inside the Duomo. (More about the cathedral) (My pictures)
We walked some more then made our way over to Cane e Gatto (dog and cat). The meal was fantastic, another situation where you sit down and they feed you what they have that day, you don’t choose. The owner and his helper were extremely nice. The perfect evening for our anniversary. (pictures)